image credit: kerrytown bookfest
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
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
after spending weeks
immersed in the world of fairy and folk tales
the fairy tea party
with magic apple tea, served in tiny teacups
fairy bread with sprinkles, unicorn cookies,
giant strawberries, and sparkly cupcakes
all served on real china
ready to be discovered
by the kinder fairy -folk
upon their return from the tower.
“fairies glitter my heart with giggles.”
“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
i hear the grandies’ voices
one reads words out loud
while the other
writes ‘created words’
“maybe i should take a writing class.”
handwriting is so cool
because it is like
the written equivalent of someone’s voice.
what an elementary teacher
after-school book meeting looks like
all full of colors, sparkling water, and clever words.
“books are uniquely portable magic.”
– stephen king