Catherine Abegg Photography for this photo of us up above. I'll be sharing more from the family photo session she did for us later in the month.
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Talking to your kids about the election.
35 early chapter multi-cultural books for kids.
"What will we do with our fear?" (amazing book featured in this post, I did a post on it a couple yrs ago!)
Beautiful words and photos.
Fabulous round up of books from the magical Danzel, about uplifting American women who changed history.
Don't panic. Act.
Leslie Knope, you rock.
Aaaaaaaaand.......I'll leave you with this amazing post of hope.
Cool Book of the Week: 'I am Rosemarie' by Marietta D. Moskin. I feel like maybe I've mentioned this one before? I can't recall, I really should keep a list of these things. For grades 6 and up, this story of a girl's experience of her time in a concentration camp during the Holocaust will burn itself forever into your soul. It did mine, and I read it over twenty years ago. The story calmly and quietly lays out Rosemarie's years of teen life in Westerbork work camp. She and her family survive, and the story is written for a child/middle grade audience, so the horrors are not gruesomely depicted, but in a way...what is not said makes the story all the more harrowing. In a world where everything has been taken away, the story makes you realize, like Rosemarie does, that what hasn't disappeared is her inner self. And her name. Which she shouts to a butterfly after her release from the prison camp.
Sounds like a sad book, right? It IS, I'm not going to lie. But we have to remember. We can never forget how groups of people throughout human history have tried to strip away the humanity of other groups of people.