Neil Barrett

23 Jan 19
Vamos a Leer

Dear Vamos a Leer friends and followers, Feliz año nuevo! Here we are, ready to leap into 2019 with new reviews of children’s books and suggestions for how to enrich your classroom experience for all students. We are excited to be back with you this term and sharing in the world of multicultural literature for […]

23 Jan 19
Glossologics

For my second review for Multicultural Book Day, I have a book by Greek author Alkistis Halikia. The Color of Myth Text by Alkistis Halikia and illustrations by Nikoletta Halikia This is a colouring book for children to discover more about ancient Greek mythology. The bulk of the book consists of beautiful illustrations, necessarily drawn […]

22 Jan 19
Chrikaru Reads

The Monkey King’s Daughter Written by T. A. Bonis 148 pages Published by DVtvfilm.com Publication date: 1st June 2019 Summary (from Goodreads): The Monkey King’s Daughter isn’t about Sun Wukong, the Monkey King – it’s about his daughter, Meilin. Only, Meilin doesn’t know she’s the Monkey King’s daughter. In fact, she doesn’t know she’s half-monkey […]

21 Jan 19
Love, Laughter, and Life

This Friday!!! Drop by and read my review of Just Like You by Keosha Sath. Multicultural Children’s Book Day 2019 (1/25/19) is in its 6th year and was founded by Valarie Budayr from Jump Into A Book and Mia Wenjen from PragmaticMom. Our mission is to raise awareness of the ongoing need to include kids’ books that celebrate diversity in homes […]

22 Jan 19
The Sun
HERE’S a decent trivia question to make a sub-zero winter day fly by. Can you name the TEN players Everton have signed for fees of at least £20million since summer 2016? Everton are languishing in the bottom half of the Premier League despite their expensive squad Marco Silva has failed to get Everton back towards the top of English football Answers at the foot of the column in case you really haven’t got anything better to do — but trust me it’s a staggering roll-call of largely over-priced football players. And all of them were recruited in just 2½ years of drunken-sailor spending by the one-time ‘People’s Club’ which has become a byword for more-money-than-sense Premier League mediocrity. Everton are a club which agents throughout Europe tend to laugh out loud about, their lack of business sense having become legendary of late. The dressing-room atmosphere has also been toxic at times. [article-rail-section title=”MOST READ IN FOOTBALL” posts_category=”339″ posts_number=”10″ query_type=”popular” /] After a sixth defeat in ten matches at Southampton, the Goodison Park club are marooned in the bottom half of the Premier League, despite having a squad which cost more than that of Bayern Munich and Atletico Madrid. Despite selling Romelu Lukaku and John Stones for a whopping £122.5m, the Everton still have a £200m net spend since 2014. It would be easy to pin Everton’s current problems on manager Marco Silva — and Watford did suggest as much yesterday when they retweeted Gary Lineker’s claim, from last year, that it was an ‘absurd decision’ for them to sack the Portuguese. Watford now sit seventh under Javi Gracia, having recovered well from Everton allegedly ‘tapping up’ their manager and destabilising a promising campaign last season. Richarlison is one of Everton’s big-money recruits who has yet to make his mark Silva had been a young man in a hurry but pretty soon, even at a club as weirdly under-the-radar as these nine-time champions of England, they’re going to start asking whether he is actually for real. The Portuguese has a negative record at all three of his Premier League clubs, including a relegation at Hull. And in just over 18 months, Silva led all three teams to concede at least six goals in a home match, thanks to his legs-akimbo defensive set-up. But it’s not all about Silva. No Evertonian wants Sam Allardyce back, yet the ­chopping and changing of managers with extreme differences in playing philosophy is indicative of a club without a long-term plan. Gylfi Sigurdsson was brought from Swansea for big money Tottenham, a club of similar stature, have established themselves as Champions League regulars and look forward to (eventually) moving into their world-class stadium. After decades of talking about relocating from the atmospheric yet decrepit Goodison, new stadium proposals are still at the castle-in-the-sky stage, despite the efforts of their city’s Evertonian mayor. Since 2016, when Farhad Moshiri bought his controlling interest and Roberto Martinez (whose reign looks far better in hindsight) was sacked, Everton have been all over the shop. They have hired and fired Ronald Koeman, Big Sam, Wayne Rooney (arrested for drink-driving and soon dispatched to the MLS) and Leicester’s title-winning chief scout Steve Walsh. It’s not so much a revolving-door policy as a panic-room scenario. Despite 23 seasons without a trophy, the scale of Everton’s under-achievement tends not to be recognised because the local press has always been fixated on Liverpool, and largely staffed by supporters of ­Liverpool. Yerry Mina came from Barcelona with a big reputation and cost a fair bit That’s handy for Everton as no other club with a similar-sized support would be allowed to operate so badly with so ­little public accountability. Last summer brought a major overhaul of the club, with a new chief executive Denise Barrett-Baxendale and director of football Marcel Brands arriving, as well as Silva. But on-field results set the tone and Silva does not seem to know the best team to pick from the hotchpotch of a squad left by all that scattergun spending. After defeat at Southampton, captain Seamus Coleman made the worrying admission that his team-mates are not showing enough fight. I dunno, maybe they could attempt a team-bonding exercise to boost team-spirit? How about a little quiz? [boxout headline=”ANSWERS”]Yerry Mina (£28.5m), Richarlison (£40m), Davy Klaassen (£23.4m), Jordan Pickford (£30m), Michael Keane (£25m), Gylfi Sigurdsson (£40m), Theo Walcott (£20m), Cenk Tosun (£27m), Morgan Schneiderlin (£20m), Yannick Bolasie (£25m) [/boxout] COLE-DEN OLDIE IT WILL be good to see Ashley Cole enjoying a swansong in English football with Derby County. It would have been a shame if the 38-year-old had slipped into retirement in far-off Los Angeles after finishing his stint with LA Galaxy. Left-back Cole was one of the few English footballers of the past half-century who were the world’s best in their own position for a substantial length of time. It’s a pity he believes the media had a vendetta against him. In truth, Cole agreed to the most ill-judged line ever published in an autobiography and he got into an unhappy celebrity marriage with a singer who had a very effective PR team. But, in footballing terms, he has long been cherished. Ashley Cole made a return to English football aged 38 as he joined Derby PASSION A NU-NO LAST season, Nuno Espirito Santo apologised after copping an earful of invective from Cardiff boss Neil Warnock for daring to enjoy a crucial top-of-the-table victory. Now Nuno holds up his hands again after being sent to the stands for invading the pitch to celebrate Wolves’ last-gasp winner in a 4-3 thriller with Leicester. He is an absolute gentleman, so you won’t hear him complaining. But Nuno must think ‘wasn’t the great thing about English football meant to be its passion?’ Nuno Espirito Santo has been charged for running down the touchline to celebrate in injury time against Leicester FUL OF GLOOM THREE weeks ago, Fulham suffered the embarrassment of Aboubakar Kamara stealing a penalty from Aleksandar Mitrovic and missing it. Then sub Mitrovic missed a spot-kick in an injury-time home Cup KO by League Two Oldham. Then Mitrovic and Kamara had a bust-up in a yoga session. Then came two own goals in a defeat at relegation rivals Burnley, who failed to get a shot on target. Then the revelation key defender Alfie Mawson had suffered a long-term knee injury while changing his boots. Then a second successive injury- time home loss, against Spurs. Then the realisation Claudio Ranieri must have used up all his luck at Leicester. Claudio Ranieri has not enjoyed much luck at the start of his Fulham spell SARRI IS ED CASE IF Maurizio Sarri is as intellectual as people on the internet keep telling us, why does he believe that publicly monstering Chelsea players may improve performances? Did nobody tell him this club pretty much invented player power? You don’t have to be a simpleton to believe football is often a simple game. And playing two Footballers of the Year, Eden Hazard and N’Golo Kante, out of position isn’t as clever as all that. Chelsea’s current squad, apparently impossible to motivate, have won more than 50 major honours between them. Sarri has won nothing. Perhaps only because there isn’t a Nobel Prize for Philosophy. Maurizio Sarri laid into his players in Italian after an uninspiring 2-0 defeat at Arsenal APPARENTLY, Saturday’s 4-3 victory over Crystal Palace proved once and for all that this has to be Liverpool’s year. They reckon this was the match they’ll look back on and identify as the key moment when the glorious morning dawns and the people’s champions are crowned and yada, yada, yada. If you thought it looked more like a Liverpool team riddled by nerves — the ragged defending, the chaotic game-management, the shocking tackling from James Milner, the desperate dive from Mo Salah — then you need to apply for your free pair of red-tinted glasses courtesy of any other media outlet. Liverpool held off Crystal Palace in a seven-goal thriller on a nervy afternoon at Anfield I BET Manchester United are glad they put in a gagging clause forbidding Jose from talking about them as part of his pay-off. I don’t know about you but I’ve barely heard a squeak out of him on the subject lately. Jose Mourinho appeared as a pundit on BeIn Sports at the weekend
22 Jan 19
The Scottish Sun
HERE’S a decent trivia question to make a sub-zero winter day fly by. Can you name the TEN players Everton have signed for fees of at least £20million since summer 2016? Everton are languishing in the bottom half of the Premier League despite their expensive squad Marco Silva has failed to get Everton back towards the top of English football Answers at the foot of the column in case you really haven’t got anything better to do — but trust me it’s a staggering roll-call of largely over-priced football players. And all of them were recruited in just 2½ years of drunken-sailor spending by the one-time ‘People’s Club’ which has become a byword for more-money-than-sense Premier League mediocrity. Everton are a club which agents throughout Europe tend to laugh out loud about, their lack of business sense having become legendary of late. The dressing-room atmosphere has also been toxic at times. [article-rail-section title=”MOST READ IN FOOTBALL” posts_category=”3″ posts_number=”10″ query_type=”popular” /] After a sixth defeat in ten matches at Southampton, the Goodison Park club are marooned in the bottom half of the Premier League, despite having a squad which cost more than that of Bayern Munich and Atletico Madrid. Despite selling Romelu Lukaku and John Stones for a whopping £122.5m, the Everton still have a £200m net spend since 2014. It would be easy to pin Everton’s current problems on manager Marco Silva — and Watford did suggest as much yesterday when they retweeted Gary Lineker’s claim, from last year, that it was an ‘absurd decision’ for them to sack the Portuguese. Watford now sit seventh under Javi Gracia, having recovered well from Everton allegedly ‘tapping up’ their manager and destabilising a promising campaign last season. Richarlison is one of Everton’s big-money recruits who has yet to make his mark Silva had been a young man in a hurry but pretty soon, even at a club as weirdly under-the-radar as these nine-time champions of England, they’re going to start asking whether he is actually for real. The Portuguese has a negative record at all three of his Premier League clubs, including a relegation at Hull. And in just over 18 months, Silva led all three teams to concede at least six goals in a home match, thanks to his legs-akimbo defensive set-up. But it’s not all about Silva. No Evertonian wants Sam Allardyce back, yet the ­chopping and changing of managers with extreme differences in playing philosophy is indicative of a club without a long-term plan. Gylfi Sigurdsson was brought from Swansea for big money Tottenham, a club of similar stature, have established themselves as Champions League regulars and look forward to (eventually) moving into their world-class stadium. After decades of talking about relocating from the atmospheric yet decrepit Goodison, new stadium proposals are still at the castle-in-the-sky stage, despite the efforts of their city’s Evertonian mayor. Since 2016, when Farhad Moshiri bought his controlling interest and Roberto Martinez (whose reign looks far better in hindsight) was sacked, Everton have been all over the shop. They have hired and fired Ronald Koeman, Big Sam, Wayne Rooney (arrested for drink-driving and soon dispatched to the MLS) and Leicester’s title-winning chief scout Steve Walsh. It’s not so much a revolving-door policy as a panic-room scenario. Despite 23 seasons without a trophy, the scale of Everton’s under-achievement tends not to be recognised because the local press has always been fixated on Liverpool, and largely staffed by supporters of ­Liverpool. Yerry Mina came from Barcelona with a big reputation and cost a fair bit That’s handy for Everton as no other club with a similar-sized support would be allowed to operate so badly with so ­little public accountability. Last summer brought a major overhaul of the club, with a new chief executive Denise Barrett-Baxendale and director of football Marcel Brands arriving, as well as Silva. But on-field results set the tone and Silva does not seem to know the best team to pick from the hotchpotch of a squad left by all that scattergun spending. After defeat at Southampton, captain Seamus Coleman made the worrying admission that his team-mates are not showing enough fight. I dunno, maybe they could attempt a team-bonding exercise to boost team-spirit? How about a little quiz? [boxout headline=”ANSWERS”]Yerry Mina (£28.5m), Richarlison (£40m), Davy Klaassen (£23.4m), Jordan Pickford (£30m), Michael Keane (£25m), Gylfi Sigurdsson (£40m), Theo Walcott (£20m), Cenk Tosun (£27m), Morgan Schneiderlin (£20m), Yannick Bolasie (£25m) [/boxout] COLE-DEN OLDIE IT WILL be good to see Ashley Cole enjoying a swansong in English football with Derby County. It would have been a shame if the 38-year-old had slipped into retirement in far-off Los Angeles after finishing his stint with LA Galaxy. Left-back Cole was one of the few English footballers of the past half-century who were the world’s best in their own position for a substantial length of time. It’s a pity he believes the media had a vendetta against him. In truth, Cole agreed to the most ill-judged line ever published in an autobiography and he got into an unhappy celebrity marriage with a singer who had a very effective PR team. But, in footballing terms, he has long been cherished. Ashley Cole made a return to English football aged 38 as he joined Derby PASSION A NU-NO LAST season, Nuno Espirito Santo apologised after copping an earful of invective from Cardiff boss Neil Warnock for daring to enjoy a crucial top-of-the-table victory. Now Nuno holds up his hands again after being sent to the stands for invading the pitch to celebrate Wolves’ last-gasp winner in a 4-3 thriller with Leicester. He is an absolute gentleman, so you won’t hear him complaining. But Nuno must think ‘wasn’t the great thing about English football meant to be its passion?’ Nuno Espirito Santo has been charged for running down the touchline to celebrate in injury time against Leicester FUL OF GLOOM THREE weeks ago, Fulham suffered the embarrassment of Aboubakar Kamara stealing a penalty from Aleksandar Mitrovic and missing it. Then sub Mitrovic missed a spot-kick in an injury-time home Cup KO by League Two Oldham. Then Mitrovic and Kamara had a bust-up in a yoga session. Then came two own goals in a defeat at relegation rivals Burnley, who failed to get a shot on target. Then the revelation key defender Alfie Mawson had suffered a long-term knee injury while changing his boots. Then a second successive injury- time home loss, against Spurs. Then the realisation Claudio Ranieri must have used up all his luck at Leicester. Claudio Ranieri has not enjoyed much luck at the start of his Fulham spell SARRI IS ED CASE IF Maurizio Sarri is as intellectual as people on the internet keep telling us, why does he believe that publicly monstering Chelsea players may improve performances? Did nobody tell him this club pretty much invented player power? You don’t have to be a simpleton to believe football is often a simple game. And playing two Footballers of the Year, Eden Hazard and N’Golo Kante, out of position isn’t as clever as all that. Chelsea’s current squad, apparently impossible to motivate, have won more than 50 major honours between them. Sarri has won nothing. Perhaps only because there isn’t a Nobel Prize for Philosophy. Maurizio Sarri laid into his players in Italian after an uninspiring 2-0 defeat at Arsenal APPARENTLY, Saturday’s 4-3 victory over Crystal Palace proved once and for all that this has to be Liverpool’s year. They reckon this was the match they’ll look back on and identify as the key moment when the glorious morning dawns and the people’s champions are crowned and yada, yada, yada. If you thought it looked more like a Liverpool team riddled by nerves — the ragged defending, the chaotic game-management, the shocking tackling from James Milner, the desperate dive from Mo Salah — then you need to apply for your free pair of red-tinted glasses courtesy of any other media outlet. Liverpool held off Crystal Palace in a seven-goal thriller on a nervy afternoon at Anfield I BET Manchester United are glad they put in a gagging clause forbidding Jose from talking about them as part of his pay-off. I don’t know about you but I’ve barely heard a squeak out of him on the subject lately. Jose Mourinho appeared as a pundit on BeIn Sports at the weekend
22 Jan 19
The Irish Sun
HERE’S a decent trivia question to make a sub-zero winter day fly by. Can you name the TEN players Everton have signed for fees of at least £20million since summer 2016? Everton are languishing in the bottom half of the Premier League despite their expensive squad Marco Silva has failed to get Everton back towards the top of English football Answers at the foot of the column in case you really haven’t got anything better to do — but trust me it’s a staggering roll-call of largely over-priced football players. And all of them were recruited in just 2½ years of drunken-sailor spending by the one-time ‘People’s Club’ which has become a byword for more-money-than-sense Premier League mediocrity. Everton are a club which agents throughout Europe tend to laugh out loud about, their lack of business sense having become legendary of late. The dressing-room atmosphere has also been toxic at times. [article-rail-section title=”MOST READ IN FOOTBALL” posts_category=”10″ posts_number=”10″ query_type=”popular” /] After a sixth defeat in ten matches at Southampton, the Goodison Park club are marooned in the bottom half of the Premier League, despite having a squad which cost more than that of Bayern Munich and Atletico Madrid. Despite selling Romelu Lukaku and John Stones for a whopping £122.5m, the Everton still have a £200m net spend since 2014. It would be easy to pin Everton’s current problems on manager Marco Silva — and Watford did suggest as much yesterday when they retweeted Gary Lineker’s claim, from last year, that it was an ‘absurd decision’ for them to sack the Portuguese. Watford now sit seventh under Javi Gracia, having recovered well from Everton allegedly ‘tapping up’ their manager and destabilising a promising campaign last season. Richarlison is one of Everton’s big-money recruits who has yet to make his mark Silva had been a young man in a hurry but pretty soon, even at a club as weirdly under-the-radar as these nine-time champions of England, they’re going to start asking whether he is actually for real. The Portuguese has a negative record at all three of his Premier League clubs, including a relegation at Hull. And in just over 18 months, Silva led all three teams to concede at least six goals in a home match, thanks to his legs-akimbo defensive set-up. But it’s not all about Silva. No Evertonian wants Sam Allardyce back, yet the ­chopping and changing of managers with extreme differences in playing philosophy is indicative of a club without a long-term plan. Gylfi Sigurdsson was brought from Swansea for big money Tottenham, a club of similar stature, have established themselves as Champions League regulars and look forward to (eventually) moving into their world-class stadium. After decades of talking about relocating from the atmospheric yet decrepit Goodison, new stadium proposals are still at the castle-in-the-sky stage, despite the efforts of their city’s Evertonian mayor. Since 2016, when Farhad Moshiri bought his controlling interest and Roberto Martinez (whose reign looks far better in hindsight) was sacked, Everton have been all over the shop. They have hired and fired Ronald Koeman, Big Sam, Wayne Rooney (arrested for drink-driving and soon dispatched to the MLS) and Leicester’s title-winning chief scout Steve Walsh. It’s not so much a revolving-door policy as a panic-room scenario. Despite 23 seasons without a trophy, the scale of Everton’s under-achievement tends not to be recognised because the local press has always been fixated on Liverpool, and largely staffed by supporters of ­Liverpool. Yerry Mina came from Barcelona with a big reputation and cost a fair bit That’s handy for Everton as no other club with a similar-sized support would be allowed to operate so badly with so ­little public accountability. Last summer brought a major overhaul of the club, with a new chief executive Denise Barrett-Baxendale and director of football Marcel Brands arriving, as well as Silva. But on-field results set the tone and Silva does not seem to know the best team to pick from the hotchpotch of a squad left by all that scattergun spending. After defeat at Southampton, captain Seamus Coleman made the worrying admission that his team-mates are not showing enough fight. I dunno, maybe they could attempt a team-bonding exercise to boost team-spirit? How about a little quiz? [boxout headline=”ANSWERS”]Yerry Mina (£28.5m), Richarlison (£40m), Davy Klaassen (£23.4m), Jordan Pickford (£30m), Michael Keane (£25m), Gylfi Sigurdsson (£40m), Theo Walcott (£20m), Cenk Tosun (£27m), Morgan Schneiderlin (£20m), Yannick Bolasie (£25m) [/boxout] COLE-DEN OLDIE IT WILL be good to see Ashley Cole enjoying a swansong in English football with Derby County. It would have been a shame if the 38-year-old had slipped into retirement in far-off Los Angeles after finishing his stint with LA Galaxy. Left-back Cole was one of the few English footballers of the past half-century who were the world’s best in their own position for a substantial length of time. It’s a pity he believes the media had a vendetta against him. In truth, Cole agreed to the most ill-judged line ever published in an autobiography and he got into an unhappy celebrity marriage with a singer who had a very effective PR team. But, in footballing terms, he has long been cherished. Ashley Cole made a return to English football aged 38 as he joined Derby PASSION A NU-NO LAST season, Nuno Espirito Santo apologised after copping an earful of invective from Cardiff boss Neil Warnock for daring to enjoy a crucial top-of-the-table victory. Now Nuno holds up his hands again after being sent to the stands for invading the pitch to celebrate Wolves’ last-gasp winner in a 4-3 thriller with Leicester. He is an absolute gentleman, so you won’t hear him complaining. But Nuno must think ‘wasn’t the great thing about English football meant to be its passion?’ Nuno Espirito Santo has been charged for running down the touchline to celebrate in injury time against Leicester FUL OF GLOOM THREE weeks ago, Fulham suffered the embarrassment of Aboubakar Kamara stealing a penalty from Aleksandar Mitrovic and missing it. Then sub Mitrovic missed a spot-kick in an injury-time home Cup KO by League Two Oldham. Then Mitrovic and Kamara had a bust-up in a yoga session. Then came two own goals in a defeat at relegation rivals Burnley, who failed to get a shot on target. Then the revelation key defender Alfie Mawson had suffered a long-term knee injury while changing his boots. Then a second successive injury- time home loss, against Spurs. Then the realisation Claudio Ranieri must have used up all his luck at Leicester. Claudio Ranieri has not enjoyed much luck at the start of his Fulham spell SARRI IS ED CASE IF Maurizio Sarri is as intellectual as people on the internet keep telling us, why does he believe that publicly monstering Chelsea players may improve performances? Did nobody tell him this club pretty much invented player power? You don’t have to be a simpleton to believe football is often a simple game. And playing two Footballers of the Year, Eden Hazard and N’Golo Kante, out of position isn’t as clever as all that. Chelsea’s current squad, apparently impossible to motivate, have won more than 50 major honours between them. Sarri has won nothing. Perhaps only because there isn’t a Nobel Prize for Philosophy. Maurizio Sarri laid into his players in Italian after an uninspiring 2-0 defeat at Arsenal APPARENTLY, Saturday’s 4-3 victory over Crystal Palace proved once and for all that this has to be Liverpool’s year. They reckon this was the match they’ll look back on and identify as the key moment when the glorious morning dawns and the people’s champions are crowned and yada, yada, yada. If you thought it looked more like a Liverpool team riddled by nerves — the ragged defending, the chaotic game-management, the shocking tackling from James Milner, the desperate dive from Mo Salah — then you need to apply for your free pair of red-tinted glasses courtesy of any other media outlet. Liverpool held off Crystal Palace in a seven-goal thriller on a nervy afternoon at Anfield I BET Manchester United are glad they put in a gagging clause forbidding Jose from talking about them as part of his pay-off. I don’t know about you but I’ve barely heard a squeak out of him on the subject lately. Jose Mourinho appeared as a pundit on BeIn Sports at the weekend
21 Jan 19
The Love of Lohse 755

Somos el sitio líder de estilo de vida en México y América Latina. Al ser un producto natural, es esencialmente una garantía segura que demuestra una y otra vez que es la solución para experimentar y cumplir sus deseos sexuales con su pareja. Aquí es donde se trata de Testoultra. TestoUltra, tiene una influencia en […]

21 Jan 19
MamaSue Life

This post may contain referral/affiliate links. Read the full disclosure. When a friend messaged me about reviewing multicultural books for a great diversity program, I didn’t hesitate to say yes. When it comes to adding books to our library, I’ve become selective over the past few years because 1. I have no room for a […]

21 Jan 19
readingteachsu

Expanding Horizons #ReadYourWorld #IMWAYR January 21, 2019  What a pleasure to read Mommy Eats Fried Grasshoppers by Vilyvanh Bender.  This book is a charming offshoot of what I hope is beautiful conversations between the author and her own daughter, Mahlee.  Through simple text and illustration,  Mahlee tells us the differences between her daily life and […]

21 Jan 19
Chrikaru Reads

Multicultural Children’s Book Day – 25th January 2019 I took part in Multicultural Children’s Book Day last year for the first time and was super excited to be involved again this year. It is an annual event designed to raise awareness of diverse books and get more people reading and sharing the wide range of […]

20 Jan 19
Me On the Page

This Friday, January 25th, 2019 is Multicultural Children’s Book Day. I’m getting excited because on this day many teachers, classes, librarians, libraries, schools and students across our nation will read great books by multicultural authors and illustrators. On this day we will celebrate the power of sharing and telling stories from voices who are not […]

20 Jan 19
Agatha Rodi Books

A tweet on May 1st, 2016 as an answer to Maritza M. Mejia, #LuzDelMes http://www.luzdelmes.com/ldm.php?ldm=books is the reason for becoming a reviewer for Multicultural Children’s Book Day, at first place! Three years later I am the Global Co-Host for Greece, https://multiculturalchildrensbookday.com/about/co-hosts/ and that’s an honor! Celebrating Multicultural Children’s Book Day is an awesome way to […]

19 Jan 19
RaiseThemRighteous

UnStoppable: How Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School Football Team Defeated Army Written by Art Coulson Illustrated by Nick Hardcastle Published by Capstone in 2018   Capstone, the publisher behind Unstoppable: How Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School Football Team Defeated Army, approached its author, Art Coulson (Cherokee), about writing a non-fiction children’s […]

19 Jan 19
Mrs B's Book Reviews

Welcome to Tea with Mrs B, an author interview series. Here to share a pot of tea and to chat about her latest book, Happy Ever After, is Joanne Tracey. Joanne Tracey would like to say that she’s a thirty-something, perky- pony-tailed marathon runner. Sadly, it wouldn’t be true. What is true is that she’s […]