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Earth Day Books that Promote Peace and Respect

Respecting Mother Nature means you’re leaving the natural environment the way you found it. You leave no trash behind or evidence that you were ever there. Having fun with Mother Nature (while also being respectful) includes things like listening to bird songs, observing the trees, gathering leaves, laying in the grass, and appreciating wildlife. But […]

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An American Brown Girls Booklist

Our world needs to sit up and take notice. Once ignored and criticized, our nation’s Brown and Black girls are making waves, making changes, and making their voices heard.  2020 and 2021 were filled with amazing and powerful Brown and Black women like Kamela Harris, Amanda Gorman, Lizzo, Stacey Abrams, and so many more. It’s […]

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The Best Diverse Picture Books About LOVE

There are so many wonderful picture books about the emotion of LOVE. A parents’ love for their children. A child’s love for family. Love for each other. So in honor of Valentine’s Day, here are my top picks for The Best Diverse Picture Books About LOVE. Family Love Love is a Family by Sophie Beer […]

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Speaking my Mind: The Best Posts of 2020

I am proud of my voice. I am soft-spoken when I need to be outspoken when the need arises. As I review all of the blog posts that I have written over these last tumultuous 12 months, I can honestly say I am 100% proud of every post written on this site. That being said, […]

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An eBook Kind of Christmas

I like paper. I love the smell of freshly printed pages of a new book and the feel of a page before it becomes dog-eared from loving use. It feels very natural and comforting to me to hold a physical book in my hand maybe because that’s how I grew up. I know I am […]

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Author Advice

Racism undermines mental health. Here’s what we can do

“Once my loved ones accepted the diagnosis, healing began for the entire family, but it took too long. It took years. Can’t we, as a nation, begin to speed up that process? We need a national campaign to destigmatize mental illness, especially one targeted toward African Americans…It’s not shameful to have a mental illness. Get […]

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