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Summer is almost here and with it comes Memorial Day! Memorial Day, first called “Decoration Day” is a national holiday observed each year in the U.S., to honor military servicemen and women who have fought and died to protect our … Continue reading
Posted in Activism, Historical, holidays, political, Uncategorized Tagged airmen, book review, books for children, fallen heroes, holidays, Marines, military, Navy, sacrifice, soldiers, U.S. Army, Veterans Leave a comment
Pete the Cat: Falling for Autumn
Pete the Cat misses all the fun things he can did during the Summer like swim and play at the beach. Pete’s mother tells Pete to think of the things about Autumn that he likes; Pete isn’t sure he remembers … Continue reading
Posted in Family, holidays, Uncategorized Tagged apple picking, Autumn, cornfield, fall foliage, hayride, leaves, pumpkin patch, seasons, souvenirs, touch footbal Leave a comment
Sacajawea: Her True Story
Sacajawea was a Shoshone Indian/Native American who assisted the explorers Lewis and Clark on their expedition, which was at the request of President Thomas Jefferson. Sacajawea’s story is important for children to know, because no matter what negative events came her way, Sacajawea … Continue reading
Cancer Daily Life
Cancer is to realize that sometimes people see you as a brave warrior, while others see you as the battlefield Continue reading
Posted in Courage, Fear, Friendship, Uncategorized Tagged cancer treatment, childhood cancer, children's books, hair loss, picture book, radiotherapy Leave a comment
Clover Kitty Goes to Kittygarten
After naptime, Ms. Snappytail marched the kitties through school like prisoners. A tail touched Clover’s face!
In her purrrrrsonal space!
THAT WAS IT.
Clover spit. She bit. She threw a fur-flying hissy-fit.
“I quit!” Continue reading
This is Black Panther
The blockbuster Marvel movie Black Panther, made popular by the outstanding performance of Chadwick Boseman is also available as a book for young readers (ages 3 and up) from Scholastic. This is Black Panther introduces young children to the African … Continue reading
Posted in Courage, Family, Uncategorized Tagged Africa, Black Panther, Chadwick Boseman, superheroes, Wakanda Leave a comment
When I Grow Up I Want to Be Like the Brave Men of Tuskegee
The Tuskegee Airmen flew planes called P-40 Warhawks and P-47 Thunderbolts. But the most famous planes were called P-51 Mustangs. Continue reading
A Picture Book of Thurgood Marshall
Today we celebrate Thurgood Marshall, who was the first African-American Supreme Court Justice of the United States. A Picture Book of Thurgood Marshall tells the story of how Marshall became one of the most influential trailblazers in American history. As … Continue reading
The Case for Loving: The Fight for Interracial Marriage
In 1957, the state of Virginia did not allow blacks and whites to marry. Richard and Mildred Loving got married anyway and were later arrested and thrown in jail – all because they were different races. What came after was … Continue reading
Veterans march, all in a line, their heads held high, their medals shine. Continue reading
Posted in holidays, political Tagged American history, children's song, early learners, glossary, holidays, Memorial Day, military, patriotism, Veterans Leave a comment