Two educators create children’s book | Sioux Center News

SIOUX CENTER—Two staff members at Sioux Center Christian School turned notes from the bus ride home into an adventurous children’s picture book, released in October. With “Beloved,” written by Jill Van Soelen and Lori DeJong and illustrated by Lori DeJong, readers are invited to discover with grade-school-age Maggie what it means to be invited into … Read more

Is an only child worse than a child with siblings?

When I was a kid, my lack of siblings was often a baffling concern. Aren’t you lonely? People will ask. bet you want someone to play with you. People often ask my mom when give to me a brother or sister. But as I grew up, sympathy was replaced by doubt. You are such an … Read more

Greenville County Council considers book access

Potential southeastern impacts will be visible within minutes. Jane: Keep the First Amendment, which is what some Greenville County residents said after hearing about a possible solution that would limit children’s access to certain books in public libraries. Nigel: Carlos Flores was in tonight’s Citizens’ Commentary and dozens of people came forward to express their … Read more

New Year, New Business Format, New Measures

On Wednesday, October 26, the Children’s Book Council held its annual meeting virtually, formally electing new board members and highlighting the organization’s remarkable work throughout the year. The session began with Deputy Executive Director Shaina Birkhead, welcoming guests and introducing a short film featuring writers and illustrators such as Jason Reynolds, Gene Luen Yang and … Read more

Analysis: How ancient homophobic language was used to mislead voters

Washington CNN — A version of this story appeared in CNN’s Race Deconstructed newsletter.To get it in your inbox every week, sign up for free here. Legislators in dozens of mostly Republican-led states have passed or introduced a record number of anti-LGBTQ bills this year, according to a CNN analysis of data collected by the … Read more

Here and Now with Sandra Bookman: Breaking the Norm for Black Women and Breast Cancer

New York (WABC) – In this episode of “Here and Now,” we’ll examine breast cancer in black women and how a collaborative initiative is breaking the mold to bring more women of color into more potentially life-saving clinical trials. We’ll also look at a program that motivates students to complete their studies. The I Will … Read more

Raising young children is hard work, but precious in retrospect

Most trips to the grocery store aren’t particularly memorable, but there was one I’ll never forget. It was the spring of 2019, and my then four-month-old was in a car seat in a shopping cart while her sister wriggled in the built-in seat. I do my day job as a stay-at-home mom of two newborns … Read more

Writer Sally Rippin feels lost when her son can’t read.She wants other parents to learn from her experience

Sally Rippin remembers her reading hits when she was a preschooler, and she could suddenly decode the wavy lines on the page. “It felt like something happened in an instant,” the award-winning children’s author told ABC RN’s Life Matters. she still remembers Later, she realized that reading didn’t work the same way for her son. … Read more

Derek Chauvin trial witness writes book to help children cope with trauma

CNN — If she refuses her cousin’s request to walk to the store, Danela Fraser will never make a video of George Floyd’s death, which could help convict Derek Chauvin. Her 9-year-old cousin Judeah Reynolds wanted to buy candy but was too young to walk alone. Reynolds persevered, and Frazier eventually agreed to walk. Reynolds … Read more