Above is a photo of the books we were able to donate to the KIPP Pride Academy earlier this week. Thanks from the bottom of my toes for supporting our little business to make donations like this possible!
I'm the kind of gal who is forever sharing articles and links with my besties - it must be the librarian in me. I've decided to share a few of my favorite links from the week - mostly with a bookish perspective. Enjoy!
My week has been consumed by watching the horror show that is the Russian invasion of the Ukraine. Some of my favorite authors and illustrators have formed KidLit4Ukraine to raise money to help support the Ukrainians. I invite you to check it out.
I love this piece from MotherMag about why boys should read books marketed to girls. (Amen to this.)
If you've tried to teach young children via Zoom, this article from the New York Times outlining the reading crisis among young children will come as no surprise. Teachers really are superheroes.
Kids are the best. How cool is this 7-year-old who has embarked on a noble quest to read all the 3,000 picture books in the library.?
Politics & Prose has been my go-to indie bookstore for years. I read this piece from the Washington Post with interest: Here's the difference between Jeff Bezos and me. It's a reminder how important indie bookstores are to our communities. (I'm an indie too ;)
In my new role as a social entrepreneur, I'm always struck by how many amazing people are out there who have created with extraordinary businesses that give back. I'd like to introduce you to Delicacies Jewelry. They create delightful food themed pendants that help combat child hunger. My mother is sporting their strawberry, and I have my eye on the dumpling that looks like an empanada.
Random and amazing - check out this water tower!
And may your weekend include Swirled Caramel Sheet Cake with Fudgy Chocolate Frosting.
Happy Friday Friends!