Tag Archives: reading

literacy?

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when reading this article about literacy

i was saddened by it

yet i was struck by an typo

not meant to be ironic

that perhaps unknowingly proved the point.

“literacy is a bridge from misery to hope.”
― kofi annan

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banned.

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when visiting the detroit public library

m is shocked to find that books

 have been banned in the past

and learns a huge lesson.

“censorship is the child of fear and the father of ignorance.” 

-laurie halse anderson, Speak

glitter my heart.

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after spending weeks

immersed in the world of fairy and folk tales

the fairy tea party

with magic apple tea, served in tiny teacups

and

fairy bread with sprinkles, unicorn cookies,

giant strawberries, and sparkly cupcakes

all served on real china 

waits

ready to be discovered

by the kinder fairy -folk

upon their return from the tower. 

“fairies glitter my heart with giggles.”

~Terri Guillemets

impact.

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“if you read just 15 minutes a day, in a year you will have read about one million words. think about the impact that has on your child, their ability to understand text and develop concepts about the world around them.”

in honor of national library week

 

 

credits: painting by gary-nikolai angleov, bookstock.mi.org