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Build your library for year-round Earth Day

With books that instill responsibility for God’s creation

April observance reminds of importance to teach lessons to children about avoiding exploitation of creation. read more »

by Tura Foster Gillespie
on April 24, 2015

Build your library with books that instill responsibility for God’s creation

Today is Earth Day. It seems a little silly that we have to have a day to remind us that we live amongst God’s creation, but unfortunately, we seem to need it. Today is a time not only to think about how to avoid the exploitation of creation,... read more »

Posted by Tura Foster Gillespie on April 22, 2015

Build your library by ‘swapping’ sandwiches

Content of what we read as important as ability to read

The Sandwich Swap helps 2 girls learn value of diversity by exchanging food at school. read more »

by Tura Foster Gillespie
on April 02, 2015

Build your library by ‘swapping’ sandwiches

We should celebrate the historical work and struggles of women throughout the year, not just when reminded by Women’s History Month in March. The images that surround us — television shows, magazines, Facebook friends and posts, teachers, preachers and other community leaders — shape how we see and... read more »

Posted by Tura Foster Gillespie on March 30, 2015

Build your library by adding ‘One,’ ‘Zero’

Books address tolerance, acceptance, power of one voice

Award-winning author, illustrator Kathryn Otoshi’s works help find value in ourselves, in others. read more »

by Tura Foster Gillespie
on March 25, 2015

TAKE ACTION: Call Senators, Support Justice for Victims of Trafficking

Urge your Senators: Find a Bipartisan Solution for S. 178, Justice for Victims of Trafficking Your voice needs to be heard. Make sure the Senate finds a bipartisan solution to take action to End Modern Slavery! Call 1-888-427-0484 We need a bipartisan solution to advance the fight to end... read more »

Posted by Susan Burton on March 19, 2015

Build your library with bilingual treat

Marisol McDonald Doesn’t Match (Marisol McDonald no combina)

Winner of Tejas Star Book Award, International Latino Book Award, and Pura Belpré Honor for Illustration. read more »

by Tura Foster Gillespie
on March 16, 2015

Build your library with ‘triumphant book’

Eloise Greenfield is an award-winning poet and author of more than 40 children’s books. She was born in California, but grew up in Washington, D.C., and has lived there since. Greenfield After years of submitting poetry, Greenfield’s first published poem was in the Hartford Times in 1962.... read more »

Posted by Tura Foster Gillespie on February 23, 2015

Build your library with ‘triumphant book’

Poet speaks accurately from perspective of children

Eloise Greenfield focuses on realistic, positive portrayals of African-American communities. read more »

by Tura Foster Gillespie
on February 23, 2015

Genesis of moral leadership

At Candler School of Theology, Carter reflects on life

Former president declares ‘ministers of the Gospel are part of the cadre’ to create change. read more »

February 23, 2015

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