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✨ Author Interview with Tiffany Hammond ✨

Posted by Tonisha Kimble on

The debut children's book from activist/author/blogger Tiffany Hammond is here 🎉 A Day with No Words is an insightful, lyrical, and touching story told from the viewpoint of a young Black boy with autism. We are taken along for the ride as this young man spends the day with his mother, and we get just a glimpse of what it's like to exist in the world as a non-verbal autistic. Married with equally vibrant and expressive illustrations, this book is a one-of-a-kind and very much needed. A Day with No Words is surely to become a favorite in homes and classroom libraries. ...

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Author Interview with Theresa tha S.O.N.G.B.I.R.D.

Posted by Tonisha Kimble on

Theresa tha S.O.N.G.B.I.R.D. went viral for her performance of her definitive and soul-stirring poem "You So Black" during the 2019 Trumpet Awards. She's gone on to snag a Grammy nomination, and now her journey has led her to see "You So Black" adapted into her first children's book. For her debut children's book, she worked with critically acclaimed illustrator London Ladd. The combined efforts of their artistry has produced a gorgeous and poignent picture book that is a must have for every home and classroom library. I had the utmost pleasure of interviewing Theresa tha S.O.N.G.B.I.R.D. Enjoy reading her thoughts,...

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A Cultural Christmas: 20 Diverse Holiday Picture Books

Posted by Tonisha Kimble on

What’s Christmas without a little culture to jazz it up? This list of 20 picture books feature warm and engaging holiday stories from several different cultures, and all are authored authentically. Carried by bright illustrations, these books are sure to become family or classroom favorites. Tree of Cranes by Allen Say As a young Japanese boy recovers from a bad chill, his mother busily folds origami paper into delicate silver cranes in preparation for the boy’s very first Christmas. The All-I’ll-Ever-Want Christmas Doll by Patricia C McKissack & Jerry Pinkney Christmas always comes to Nella’s house, but Santa Claus brings gifts only...

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Summer reading tips for parents

Posted by Tonisha Kimble on

✹ Hear me out parents... I know as a parent I dreaded "summer reading". Like y'all, I did not want to nag my kid all summer to read a bunch of stodgy, old books. But trust me, summer reading does not have to be a chore! Here are some great tips to help us all out.✹ Build it into the schedule We humans are much more successful when we make a specific goal. It's one thing to say to your child, you need to read this summer. But it's quite another thing to say to your child, read for 30 minutes every day after...

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Indie bookstores are having their biggest party of the year this Saturday

Posted by Tonisha Kimble on

Wonders of the World Book and Toy Store in Gulfport is celebrating Independent Bookstore Day this Saturday and they’re inviting the entire Gulf Coast! WoW Book and Toy Store is the Mississippi Gulf Coast’s only multicultural children’s bookstore and they are hosting their first Independent Bookstore Day on Saturday April 30, 2022 from 1p to 5p at their location at 1520 29th Ave, Suite 3, Gulfport MS 39501. 〰️ Independent Bookstore Day (IBD) is a celebration of books, readers, and indie bookselling that started in California in 2014. IBD is a one-day national party that takes place at indie bookstores...

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