5 Tips to Help You Prepare for Your Author’s Visit
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    An author’s visit to a school can be a memorable and enriching experience for students, teachers, and the entire school community. However, it’s important for educators to be prepared in…

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    5 Ways to Celebrate Dandelion Day in your Classroom
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    Dandelion Day is an annual celebration that occurs on April 5th. It is a unique holiday that celebrates the resilient and versatile dandelion plant. Dandelion Day is a great opportunity…

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    5 Benefits of Booking an Author’s Visit for Your School
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    An author’s visit to a school can be an exciting and enriching experience for students, teachers, and the entire school community. Here are five benefits of booking an author’s visit…

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    Why Representation Matters in STE(A)M Education
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    Sharing STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) picture books with characters of color can be a valuable way to promote diversity and inclusivity in children’s literature and to inspire an…

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    How to Select Culturally Responsible Children’s Books for Black History Month
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    Black History Month is one of my favorite times of year! It’s a time to celebrate the achievements and contributions of Black people throughout history. It’s also a time when…

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    The beginnings of writer-image activist: Patrice McLaurin
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    My aunt, Patrice McLaurin is a children’s book author/image activist. Adopting this coined term from the Twitter feed of  Michaela Angela Davis, a prominent race/gender writer,  McLaurin personally defines image…

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    National Inventors Day: Celebrating the Contributions of Black Inventors
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    Every year on February 11th, we celebrate National Inventors Day to honor the individuals who have made significant contributions to our world through their inventions and innovations. While we often…

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    Benefits of Adding Multicultural Children’s Books to Your Home and School Library
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    It’s Multicultural Children’s Book Day! I love celebrating this day, not only because I’m a proud MCBD Sponsor, but also because I understand the value of sharing multicultural children’s books…

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    4 Ways You Can Celebrate Kid Inventors’ Day
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    Kid Inventors’ Day is a holiday that celebrates the creativity, innovation, and problem-solving skills of young inventors. It is observed annually on January 17th in honor of Benjamin Franklin’s birthday,…

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    Five Easy Ways to Teach Self-Accountability to Children
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    Teaching kids to be accountable for their actions can be a challenge, especially when they’re young. Nevertheless, it’s an important life skill that we must instill, as it will help…

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