Angie Thomas

I went out last week to hear Angie Thomas speak on a variety of topics, but mostly on being your own advocate.  It was geared toward middle school students, but it was wonderful to hear her speak. She was talking about speaking up when you see something wrong.   Finding your voice to do what’s right.  

I was also thrilled to hear her third book is being published and her second book is becoming a movie.  

The trip to see her was worth it.

Getting out again

I haven’t been writing about my daily adventures lately because I had been sick. I hadn’t been going anywhere, and sleeping most of the day isn’t a very interesting thing to write about.

I got out a few times, but didn’t write anything, because I was so worn out when I got home. I took photos and I remembered what I did. I’ll be writing about them soon, I hope. I have been getting comments and requests for the adventures.

Now that I’m feeling a lot better, we will see what happens.

Surrounded by Books

Surrounded by books

The article linked above talks about literacy in children compared to the number of books in the household library. The fewer the books, the lower the literacy rates. I wonder if part of this has to do with the comfort level of the parents. If the parent is comfortable with books, and reads, there will be more books in the house. The parents being comfortable with books makes the child comfortable with books. Just my theory.

Tiny Stitches: The Life of Medical Pioneer Vivien Thomas by Gwendolyn Hooks

Tiny Stitches: The Life of Medical Pioneer Vivien Thomas

Tiny Stitches: The Life of Medical Pioneer Vivien Thomas by Gwendolyn Hooks
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book showed up on a list of children’s books for Black History Month. I recognized it from a book that had been recommended to me, Partners of the Heart, by Vivien Thomas. 

This book would be great for older children. There a lot of information in it, and most likely wouldn’t keep a younger child’s attention. I enjoyed it, though, and look forward to reading the autobiography in the future. 

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