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Creating a Hero’s Journey Activity for Kids

Recently I reviewed a wonderful book from author Alexis York Lombard called  The Conference of the Birds. Inside this inspiring tale, virtues such as humility, patience, detachment from our worldly goods, and courage are taught and shared through beauty, kindness and encouragement. This book is a fantastic teaching tool regardless of one’s race or religion in… Read More Creating a Hero’s Journey Activity for Kids

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Learn about Sufi Poetry | The Conference of the Birds #bookreview

This month I seem to have an unintentional “bird book-theme” going on! But, I really like it. Birds are both beautiful and mysterious and are often rooted in many legends and children’s fables. But some, like Moonbird, is just fascinating in their normal state. Recently I review Jacqueline Jules’ new book Feathers for Peacock; an… Read More Learn about Sufi Poetry | The Conference of the Birds #bookreview

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Amazing Multicultural Books-A Wisdom Tales Press Booklist

For the past couple of years I’ve had the pleasure of reviewing some incredibly well thought out and beautifully produced books. Multicultural in nature with a window to the world of global wisdom, Wisdom Tales Press sends an invitation to us all to explore and discover our world. From its inception, Wisdom Tales Press jumped… Read More Amazing Multicultural Books-A Wisdom Tales Press Booklist

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A multicultural picture book about the Pueblo Indians-Whispers of the Wolf

There is something truly magical about forming a bond with a wild animal. Do I need to say that one must exercise caution ? However one doesn’t need to exercise caution when a bond is formed between a boy, a wolf, and the human reading the story. Such is the case with Whispers of the… Read More A multicultural picture book about the Pueblo Indians-Whispers of the Wolf

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The Otter, the Spotted Frog and the Great Flood Review & Extension Activity

Over the years my family has enjoyed reading a variety of “great flood” tales from our local Blount County Library. This month found us enjoying the Creek Indian version called, The Otter, the Spotted Frog and the Great Flood by Gerald Hausman and beautifully illustrated by Ramon Shiloh. In this version, spotted frog announces to… Read More The Otter, the Spotted Frog and the Great Flood Review & Extension Activity

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Weekend Links: Reading Brightly

This week has been jam-packed full of amazing book news and awesome conversations. Here are some of my top picks: Multicultural Children’s Book Day and Wisdom Tales Press are joining forces to get multicultural books into the hands of MOMS! Sharing a passion for diversity & multiculturalism in children’s literature, award-winning children’s book publisher, Wisdom… Read More Weekend Links: Reading Brightly

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The Dreidel that Wouldn’t Spin | A Hanukkah Picture Book

It’s nearly Hanukkah time once again and do I have a most magical tale to share with you! The Dreidel that Wouldn’t Spin | A Hanukkah Picture Book The Dreidel That Wouldn’t Spin by Martha Seif Simpson and illustrated by Durga Yael Bernhard is a precious tale which shares an important message of the heart.… Read More The Dreidel that Wouldn’t Spin | A Hanukkah Picture Book