Gathering Books Special

[Nonfiction Wednesday] Women’s Dreams, Battles, and Triumphs – Razia Jan’s and Louisa May’s Journeys ‪#‎nfpb2014‬

Myra here. We are excited to join Kid Lit Frenzy’s Nonfiction Picture Book Challenge. Our reading goal this 2014 is 25 books! As we continue to celebrate “voices of the silenced” until end of April, these two picturebook biographies called out to me from the library shelves. Both deal with courageous women who know their minds and […]

[Monday Reading] Of Blessings and Brave Hearts and a Huge Thanks to Vamos a Leer!

Myra here. It’s Monday, What are You Reading is a meme hosted by Jen from Teach Mentor Texts and Kellee and Ricki from Unleashing Readers (brainchild of Sheila at BookJourney). Since two of our friends, Linda from Teacher Dance and Tara from A Teaching Life have been joining this meme for quite awhile now, we thought of joining this warm and inviting community. Last Week’s […]

[BHE 101] Library Love

Myra here. Last week, we celebrated our 100th BHE Post. Like what I noted, we are inviting fellow book hunters to share with us photographs of your favorite bookstores (be it indie, discounted book stores, book cafes, big retail bookshops) and a few of your amazing book finds. We welcome guest posts from anyone in the world who […]

[Poetry Friday] I Dream a World by Langston Hughes

Myra here. I am glad to once again join the Poetry Friday community with another Langston Hughes’ poem in keeping with our current reading theme that celebrates diversity and the voices of the silenced. Our host this week is the very talented Michelle Heidenrich Barnes from Today’s Little Ditty. Last week, I shared The Negro Speaks […]

Finding Beauty in Faces Marked by Fire

Fats here. We are a week into April and still celebrating Rainbow Colors of Diversity: Voices of the Silenced. I’m sharing this lovely picturebook collaboration by Rafe Martin and David Shannon called The Rough-Face Girl. I found it through a random search in the online catalog of the Sumter library a couple of weeks ago. […]