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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

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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

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Just Ask! by Sonia Sotomayor

Be different. Be brave. Be you. These are the messages and themes in the picture book  Just Ask! by United States Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor. Just Ask is a wonderful book about  communicating to learn about one another’s differences. In … Continue reading

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Everyone Cooks Rice by Norah Dooley

When I walked into the kitchen… I looked into the pot to see what was cooking. The rice was bright yellow! Her grandmother in Puerto Rico had taught her how to cook with turmeric. Turmeric makes rice yellow. Continue reading

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Halloween ABC

Halloween is upon us and what better way to introduce this fun holiday to the youngest of children than with a book! Halloween ABC has lots of cute illustrations and also helps toddlers just learning to speak to learn the … Continue reading

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My Cancer Days

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, and in honor of children with cancer,  calicokidz.com is reviewing My Cancer Days – a sweet story of a young girl with cancer who describes her ups and downs of living with the disease. … Continue reading

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Ron’s Big Mission

This week has been celebrations of the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 moon landing on the moon by astronauts Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins. But what you may not know is there are other astronauts that have also done … Continue reading

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Freedom’s Gifts: A Juneteenth Story

Today commemorates another Juneteenth observance. If you’ve never heard of the holiday, there is no time like the present to learn! Set in 1943 Texas on a hot summer day, Freedom’s Gifts: A Juneteenth Story, by acclaimed author Valerie Wesley, tells the … Continue reading

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Flower Garden

Garden in a shopping cart –

Garden on a bus –
Garden going up the stairs –
Can you guess what’s next? Continue reading

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Since We’re Friends: An Autism Picture Book

Some kids think Matt is weird… they don’t want him to play because sometimes he acts wild when he’s excited.
Since we’re friends, I don’t want him to feel left out, so I ask Matt if he wants to play tag with me and my friends. Continue reading

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