Today is International Women's Day, an opportunity to recognize the accomplishments of women and to speak out for gender equality. Given the focus of this blog, I thought it would be appropriate to celebrate the day by suggesting a few ways you can help women and girls at home and around the world. Support Literacy … Continue reading International Women’s Day 2013
Molly Bannaky by Alice McGill; ill. by Chris K. Soentpiet Houghton Mifflin, 1999 32 pages It's November: time for Thanksgiving, along with all the stories and lessons that accompany it. My daughter came home from school yesterday with a drawing of the Mayflower; the local children's librarian is displaying books about colonists and Native Americans. … Continue reading Molly Bannaky
A little over two years ago, my daughter started asking me about letters. When I read to her, she would point at different letters on the page and ask what they were or what sounds they made. "She's ready to read!" I thought, and immediately started trying to teach her the alphabet and some rudimentary … Continue reading Houston, We Have Liftoff
In honor of the 100th anniversary of International Women's Day, I thought I'd deviate from my usual format to share some thoughts on female literacy. Reading and writing have been so central to my life, so much at the core of how I understand my own identity and purpose, that I can't fathom being without … Continue reading Reading to Girls: Why bother?