2020 Election for kids- ADL

October 30, 2020 by
Election Diverse Voters

The ADL Anti-Defamation League has great educational resources for children. The ADL provides anti-bias education, bullying, cyberbullying, webinars, podcasts, black lives matter, LatinX and early childhood tools. The ADL has lots of information about how to talk to young people about difficult topics. Check out their lesson plans and teaching tools about the election if you’re looking to explain the 2020 vote to the young people in your life.

Tea for the Tillerman 2

October 22, 2020 by
Yusuf/Cat Stevens - Tea For The Tillerman 2
Cat Stevens (Yusuf)

Cat Stevens recently released a newly recorded edition of his 1970 classic, Tea for the Tillerman. 50 years later, the CD has a new sound, but also the old sound that I originally fell in love with. All of the same songs are there with a fresh sound. The new-old songs are not such a huge diversion from the old favorites to deter fans from liking the 2020 recording. Stevens takes a look at the familiar line-up and imprints just enough new riffs and rhythms to appeal, but not repeat. You can hear the older voice and, perhaps, the added wisdom as you relive these classics. Borrow it from the library.

Monogamy

October 15, 2020 by
Monogamy: A Novel

Sue Miller’s latest title is the story of one man and two women. Graham is the man at the center of the story who is married to Frieda first and then Anne. He is a gregarious, larger-than-life character who remains friends with his first wife even though he betrays her. Anne is reflecting back on her life with this exuberant man she loved even though she finds out posthumously that he cheated on her, too. Through Anne’s voice we discover the extended family Graham built with his two children- one from each wife- and how he manages to maintain their love despite his affairs.

Guess How Much I Love You

September 24, 2020 by
Title: Guess How Much I Love You Padded Board Book, Author: Sam McBratney
Children’s author, Sam McBratney died September 18th at age 77. Born in Ireland, McBratney published over 50 books, but is best known for the now classic. “Guess How Much I Love You” story of little Nutbrown hare and his father, who loves him ‘to the moon and back.’ Published in 1994, ‘Guess How Much I Love You’ is now one of the must-have titles for newborns and parents reading books to their babies. The title has sold over 50 million copies and a companion book is scheduled to be released next week.

Free Learning Resources

September 17, 2020 by
Wide Open School's logo

Wide Open School is a free learning resource available through Common Sense Media. It’s marketed as a tool to ‘make distance learning more effective and engaging.’ Wide Open School allows you to filter the learning activities by age groups as well as type of resource (ex: video, article, ebook, lesson). Each day new lessons and activities are posted. Wide Open School can be used by students, parents and teachers. Subject areas offered include art, STEM, poetry, society and culture, writing, history and more.


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