Everybody seems to have an opinion surrounding bilingualism or multilingualism. Does anybody really need convincing? Does anybody really have an excuse anymore? Would anybody really have an issue with any of the known benefits of knowing at the very least the basics of another language? We who have seen first handed all its benefits in … Continue reading 4 Simple Reasons For A Second Language
A fair where, books, literature and reading are the main attraction...Sign us up! Readers and writers converging outside their separate corners and celebrating the power of creativity...We are there! Book fairs take books out of their usual displays and familiar settings and into the world. In book fairs, you not only connect with books, but … Continue reading Take Me Out To The Book Fair!
World Read Aloud Day is around the corner. On February 16th readers around the world will be speaking up and sharing stories. What better way to connect as humans? what better way to pass on the experience of reading as something that goes beyond ourselves? We love reading quietly in a corner. We love our … Continue reading Why Read Aloud?
The world is witnessing a historic moment. The social fabric of America is being torn, top to bottom; by confusing messages, "alternative facts", toxic rhetoric, and everything in between. A country that many once held as a self-realized utopia is currently being pushed backwards, at a supersonic pace, stumbling on the same obstacles we thought … Continue reading Diversity as Part of The Bilingual Classroom
The Youth Media Awards were held recently at the midwinter meeting of the American Library Association, in Atlanta GA. Looking thru the list of nominees and winners, shared by SLJ, we were glad to see diverse books about people and experiences from all over the world. Some caught our attention and deserve our praise for … Continue reading Diverse Reading List From YMA
How to debunk for good the myth of a singular human experience? How do we show our kids their stories in print, their faces in technicolor? How do we make them relate and understand the stories of those who are far away? Simple. By embracing diversity in the stories we tell, the books we read … Continue reading The Myth of The Single Story