“Halito means hello in Choctaw, but I didn’t find that out for a long, long time.” from Halito Gianna: The Journey Continues. In my journey as a family genealogist, I have found out many astonishing things about my ancestors. I began my research with my grandparents and continued on from there enjoying the amazing journey that continues … More Halito My Friends
Yesterday, on a cool fall day , I was able to share types of writing, writing organization, and a little bit of Gianna the Great with 4th-grade students at Sewell Elementary in Garland, ISD. I was amazed that teaching, like a riding a bike, came back so easily and enjoyed working with the students. … More Who Knew Teaching Writing Could Be So Much Fun?
The day I attended the Lassoing Literacy event put on the Society of Book Writers and Illustrator in Dallas, Texas, I was privileged to sit beside Kena Soto. Kena is the author of Rey Antonio and Rey Feo a book centered around the fiestas in San Antonio. Below please find a copy of my review … More Rey Antonio and Rey Feo
Originally posted on sarahpark.com:
At the 2016 ALA Annual Conference, author Tameka Fryer Brown presented the Cooperative Children’s Book Center’s (CCBC) multicultural publishing statistics during the panel “Celebrating Diversity: The Brown Bookshelf Salutes Great Books for Kids.” She displayed Tina Kügler’s oft-cited 2012 infographic, with the comment that even though the numbers are now…
Family Genealogy is like treasure hunting! … More Did I Marry My Cousin?
Originally posted on Bonnie Ferrante – Books for Children:
Last night my husband set up our Little Free Library at the end of the driveway. Unfortunately, the heavy rain storms have breached my five coats of varathane and made the ink run on some of the pictures of book covers I glued to the outside.…
What happens when a child is without family roots
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