This Mother’s Day – FLIP for Literacy

You know you’re excited about a project when … you smile all day long thinking about all of the possibilities ahead.  That’s how I feel about our Family Literacy Integration Project. To help spread the joy, I thought I would do something fun that will make LOTS of people smile.   In honor or Mother’s Day – and Moms everywhere – we’re having a Mother’s Day Library Gift Book Raffle. Our prize package is 52 hardcover books that the winner will donate to their favorite school or local library in mom’s name.  The collection is a well-balanced mix. There are … board, picture, and chapter books; fiction and nonfiction for all ages infant to 13; award-winning and multi-award-winning books; bilingual … Read more

Reaching a Reader: Guest Post by Sarah Jamila Stevenson

Today’s Share a Story. Today’s topic is A Reader’s Universe. All day we will be exploring the different ways we read. Sarah Stevenson’s Reach a Reader project is just that kind of effort: a way to connect kids with books and get books to kids. I was so thrilled when Sarah said “yes” to participating in Share a Story … and as you’ll see, Sarah is pretty excited about sharing the story of how Reach a Reader began. Sharing the Story Behind Reach a Reader by Sarah Jamila Stevenson On a fundamental level, the appeal of reading—the love of books—is something that transcends format and aims straight for the heart of the human love for story. When I see book … Read more