Quote of the Day – August 9, 2019

I love books. I adore everything about them. I love the feel of the pages on my fingertips. They are light enough to carry, yet so heavy with worlds and ideas. I love the sound of the pages flicking against my fingers. Print against fingerprints. Books make people quiet, yet they are so loud.”

—Nnedi Okorafor, The Book of Phoenix

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Read Across America in March!

Today is Dr. Seuss’s birthday, or Read Across America Day! This is an initiative started by the National Education Association (NEA) to share the joys of reading and to promote literacy in younger children. You can say that this is the United States equivalent to the UK’s World Book Day. For book lovers, we already know how important reading is but we need to spark that same passion in the younger audiences. And the only way to do that is to encourage diverse reading. All books are vital. But it is important to give children diverse books to read, books that reflect the world that they live in. So if you plan to read with a child today (or read for yourself, March is National Reading Month) here a couple diverse books that will help you get started: Continue reading “Read Across America in March!”