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I love the months of autumn! The changing of the leaves and the cooling of the weather is like welcoming an old familiar friend. From a literary standpoint there is so much going on in October as well. This Weekend Links I’d like to take a quick look at all of the “book-ish” moments of an already busy month.
Banned Books Week finished up 10/3. Did you see my Banned Books Booklist that features some of the most banned YA books in the US?
Columbus Day is October 12 and I really love this blog post from Multicultural Children’s Book Day Silver Sponsor, Lee and Low- Rethinking Columbus Day
Did you Celebrate #NationalPoetryDay on 10/8? Here are some great mentions of this lesser known literary holiday.
National Poetry Day with Kids – Favorite Activities and Books from The Good Long Road
National Poetry Day- How Are You Celebrating? With Author Max Oliver
October is National Bullying Prevention Month
Join the movement! The End of Bullying Begins with Me: that’s the message during PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Month in October. It’s a time when communities can unite nationwide to raise awareness of bullying prevention through events, activities, outreach, and education. Resources from PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center make it easy to take action. Check out my Ban Bullying Booklists for all grades and ages.
Day of the Dead Facts in English and Spanish-via @Multicultural Kids
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To learn more about why this is a valuable opportunity for diverse book authors, and to see how easy it is to get involved, go HERE for the full scoop on Author Sponsorships and other levels of Sponsorship as well. Want to see the other authors who have already joined the party? Go here. Your book, illustrator and author could be listed here as well!