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Summer Listening Challenge

Posted by Tonisha Kimble on

June 1st - September 2nd Now that you have your required reading for the summer, it’s time to start listening. Support WoW Book and Toy with your audiobook purchases and play Libro.fm Audiobook Bingo for your chance at the grand prize: a year’s supply of audiobooks! Step 1 Download bingo cards We have Bingo cards for both adults and kids! Your challenge is to complete five prompts that correspond with the Bingo boxes in a horizontal, vertical, or diagonal line. Download your Bingo card and get started!   Step 2 Start listening Select your audiobooks and start listening! Not sure where to...

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Junteenth!

Posted by Tonisha Kimble on

Juneteenth will be here in about two weeks (June 19) and in advance of the holiday, I wanted to share some information and resources that will help y'all learn more about the holiday and find some ways to celebrate among you and your family! "The Juneteenth flags represent the history, and freedom the American Slaves and their descendants. The design of the Juneteenth flag depicts a bursting 'new star', on the horizon. The star represents A NEW FREEDOM, A NEW PEOPLE, A NEW STAR. The red, white, and blue colors communicate that the American Slaves, and their descendants were all...

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Celebrating Dr Martin Luther King, Jr!

Posted by Tonisha Kimble on

Happy birthday Dr Martin Luther King, Jr! One of the world's best-known advocates of nonviolent social change, King was a civil rights leader. He led the march on August 28, 1963 that attracted more than 250,000 protesters to Washington, D.C. There, he delivered his famous "I Have a Dream" oration. During the year following the march, King's renown as a nonviolent leader grew, and in 1964, he received the Nobel Peace Prize. In 1986 King's birthday, January 15th became a federal holiday celebrated the third Monday in January.   Get your FREE downloadable coloring page here. Get the coloring book...

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Habari gani? Do you know what that means?

Posted by Tonisha Kimble on

"Habari gani" is Kiswahili for How are you? or How's the news with you? Kwanzaa is an African-American celebration of life from 26 December to 1 January. Dr. Maulana Karenga introduced the festival in 1966 to the United States as a ritual to welcome the first harvests to the home. Dr. Karenga created this festival for African-Americans as a response to the commercialism of Christmas. The symbols of Kwanzaa includes crops (mzao) 🎍 which represents the historical roots of African-Americans in agriculture and also the reward for collective labor. The mat (mkeka)  lays the foundation for self- actualization. The candle...

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What if there were no Black people on Earth? My Interview with author Sean C Wright

Posted by Tonisha Kimble on

* What if there were no Black people on Earth?! That is the premise of author Sean C Wright's latest book, a fascinating Young Adult novel titled "Skoll's Diary". In her book, Africans and African Americans have left Earth in the year 1900 to escape the mistreatment and misery they were facing at the hands Whites. Slavery may have been outlawed, but the vestiges remained and colonization was still rampant outside of the United States. They decided to leave it all behind and find a better life out amongst the stars. They found a planet in the Milky Way and...

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