Just arrived in time for the weekend. Charles Blow's, 'The Devil You Know: A Black Power Manifesto."
ICYMI - Check out his commentary on CBS Sunday Morning: Charles Blow on the Greatest Threat to our Democracy
I just saw her at #ALAMW21
She dropped so much wisdom and knowledge during her interview.
She reminded me so much of the women in my family, wise, resilent, bold and humorous.
I ordered her autobiography a few just days later.
She was a part of my childhood, one of the few black women on television/film.
She was regal, dignified and was our precious gem.
I celebrate her life and dedication to the black community and womanhood.
Proud to serve as a News Literacy Ambassador for this important and much needed organization that supports teaching #newsliteracy for middle and high school students. Yesterday I participated on the NewsLit Office Hours panel discussion with a group a dynamic librarians/media specialists. It was a great way to share how we use The News Lit Project in our own unique ways at our schools.
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"My Mothers Wildrest Dreams," written by John Light, Jr. celebrates the strength, determination and beauty of the women in his family. Light weaves an engaging story describing how throughout the generations, these mothers have deeply loved and influened their children. This influence is desmonstrated through their dreams, faith, soul food, song and mother wit.
The illustration on the first page sets the tone for the story: a young boy curiously looking at the family photos, holding a white rose and questioning who are the women depicted in each photo. As the story progresses, the reader is introduced to these illustrious women throughout each generation. The reader can see the love they have for their family. Illustrator Monica Mikai cleverly incorporates beautiful flowers on each page celebrating each woman's inner beauty. These flowers also symbolize the importance giving these women the respect they deserve while they are living.
This is a lovely picture book that students will enjoy during storytime or read independently. A must read and should be included in library collections.
When I tell you I read...believe me.