*In honor of Black History month, I am going to highlight some of my favorite books. As my pastor says, “Black history is all our history!” Earlier this winter, I finally saw the movie 42 that chronicles Jackie Robinson and his journey to play Major League Baseball. I am a sports person, a ‘jock’ if … More Teammates
*In honor of Black History month, I am going to highlight some of my favorite books. As my pastor says, “Black history is all our history!” As kids, we all learned the story of Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad. An amazing and fascinating story. But there are a lot of heroic tales of brave … More Henry’s Freedom Box
Remember that cooky Amelia Bedelia? She’s back and cuter than ever! Herman Parish has taken over as author, and made Amelia Bedelia into a lovable little girl. She still has the same quirks and unmistakable charm as the original Amelia Bedelia. Reading, Amelia Bedelia’s First Day of School to my three-year-old, I laughed out loud … More Amelia Bedelia is Back!
Are there fences of division in our town? In our lives? In Jacqueline Woodson‘s, The Other Side, segregation is explored through the eyes of two young girls. As their fearful mothers look on, these two girls, Annie and Clover, meet at the fence. The fence literally divides the town into a white side and a … More The Other Side