Category Archives: political

Peas on Earth

What would the world be like if cats and mice got along? Or if everyone were friends like peanut butter and jelly? These ideas and more practical ones are introduced in the delightful board book Peas on Earth, which teaches peace, love … Continue reading

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Veterans Day is coming soon and what better way to celebrate than to read a book to a child that educates them on the sacrifices of our servicemen and servicewomen. What is a Veteran Anyway?  is the perfect book to … Continue reading

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I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark

The first Jewish U.S. female Supreme Court Justice, Ruth Bader Ginsberg, grew up seeing injustice and grew up determined to fight against it. Her story is told in the children’s picture book “I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsberg Makes Her Mark.” … Continue reading

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Grace for President!

  With all the presidential campaign debates taking place lately, I’m inclined to once again review the awesome children’s book Grace for President – a picture book that is both educational and entertaining. Children will love Grace for President  because it teaches … Continue reading

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The Story of Ruby Bridges

On Ruby’s first day, a large crowd of angry white people gathered outside.
The people carried signs that said they didn’t want black children in a white school.
People called Ruby names; some wanted to hurt her… the marshals carried guns.
Ruby would hurry through the crowd and not say a word. Continue reading

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Nelson Mandela

Today is International Nelson Mandela Day, celebrated in honor of Nelson Mandela, the beloved civil rights leader of South Africa, who became president after 27 years in exile. In honor of this day, I am re-posting my February review of … Continue reading

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As Good As Anybody: Martin Luther King and Abraham Joshua Heschel’s March Toward Freedom

As Good As Anybody: Martin Luther King and Abraham Joshua Heschel’s Amazing March Toward Freedom by Richard Michelson tells the story of how two unlikely men, one Christian, one Jewish, who shared  one common goal – to fight injustice, which brought them together to … Continue reading

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A Child of the Civil Rights Movement

A Child of the Civil Rights Movement by Paula Young-Shelton, tells the story of the civil rights movement with mention of Dr. King, and the role he played, as seen through her then four year-old eyes. Young-Shelton, the daughter of … Continue reading

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