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Missed Buses, Scared Kids, and Comforting Books

Before I begin, I just want everyone to know that I have nothing but respect for bus drivers. They are amazing front-line workers who are entrusted with the safety of our children. They see our kids all sleepy and mellow in the morning and have to deal with their pent-up energy in the afternoons. It’s […]

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Believing in your Dreams and Leading by Example

My nephew is beautiful and I’m so proud of him. As I write this, I am in NYC attending a theatre conference and he is a student here in New York at Pace University. I had a moment of self-doubt about why I’m here and I shared it with him. I said, “Do you ever […]

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Learn About a Very Special Christmas Book AND Enter to Win!

December is finally here! To help us get into the magical holiday spirit Deedee will be sharing the story behind her book, In the Nick of Time, a Christmas story starring a little black boy as the lead. Join us today at our regular time (3 pm ET) on IG Live for the Author Chat […]

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A Recap of The 2021 Louisville Book Festival

That’s a wrap! Yet another successful Louisville Book Festival is in the history books! You may have seen all the buzz on social media and even on this blog in October. That’s because Make A Way was the driving force behind the second annual Louisville Book Festival (LBF) that is held in Louisville KY every […]

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COVID Fatigue is a THING | Here’s What to do About It

You don’t need me to tell you how sick and tired I am of this pandemic — you’re just as sick and tired of it as well. I didn’t realize just how much COVID was affecting my mindset until I looked back on the fact that last Christmas came and went and not a single […]

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A November Gratitude Booklist

Some of author Deedee Cummings’ favorite holiday family read-aloud stories were the kids come to the rescue and do something miraculous at Christmas time. Not only did she want to read more of those kinds of books to the youngsters in her life, but she also wanted those holiday stories to include children of color. […]

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