Laura H.'s blog

On the Pitch

Not only is this month the start odf summer reading, but it's time again for one of my favorite event: the Women's World Cup. This year is host to the 8th annual tournament, and it all kicks off June 7th. I've followed soccer for so many years, so I wanted to celebrate the tournament and share some titles-some for all ages, and for all levels of soccer knowledge. Don't worry, you don't need to be able to explain (or understand) the offside rule to like these books. So keep you eyes on the books (and the game) and enjoy!

 

 

 

 

A Universe of Stories

It’s that time again—summer reading starts this week! This year’s theme is space, so I’m starting off my summer blogging with some out of this world fiction and non-fiction recommendations for the youngest, middle grade, teen and adult readers.

 

 

 

Let's get Creative

As we continue along this April road, I wanted to step away from the more specific posts I’ve been doing and focus on something a little broader…in this case, creativity. Creativity is, quite simply, the use of imagination. Maybe you’re looking to expand yours, or give it a little kick start—or maybe you just want to celebrate its amazing potential. Either way, here’s a collection of books for all ages that will inspire and encourage your creative spark. 

 

 

 

Celebrating Poetry Month for Teens and Adults

April is here again, which means it’s also National Poetry Month- National Poetry Month was inaugurated by the Academy of American Poets in 1996. Since then, it has become one of the largest literary celebration in the world with schools, publishers, libraries, booksellers, and poets celebrating poetry’s vital place in our culture. For the first half of this month I’ll be recommending some classic and maybe some not so well known poetry books for all ages. This week I’ll be focusing on the older crowd-eight for teens and eight for adults.

 

 

 

 

Celebrate Poetry Month for Kids

April is here again, which means it’s also National Poetry Month- National Poetry Month was inaugurated by the Academy of American Poets in 1996. Since then, it has become one of the largest literary celebration in the world with schools, publishers, libraries, booksellers, and poets celebrating poetry’s vital place in our culture. For the first half of this month I’ll be recommending some classic and maybe some not so well known poetry books for all ages. This week I’ll be focusing on the younger crowd- eight for the youngest and eight for the middle grade crowd.

 

 

 

Women's History Month-Part III

From March 1st to the 31st, we celebrate Women’s History Month—a month that highlights the contributions of women throughout history and into today.  This entire month I’ll be posting blogs centered around the lives of amazing women, both fictional and not. This week the focus is on teen and adult books with strong female characters. 

 

 

 

 

Women's History Month-Part II

From March 1st to the 31st, we celebrate Women’s History Month—a month that highlights the contributions of women throughout history and into today.  This entire month I’ll be posting blogs centered around the lives of amazing women, both fictional and not. This week the focus is on children's books with strong female characters. 

 

 

 

 

 

Women's History Month- Part I

From March 1st to the 31st, we celebrate Women’s History Month—a month that highlights the contributions of women throughout history and into today.  This entire month I’ll be posting blogs centered around the lives of amazing women, both fictional and not. This week the focus is on  women’s history and biography, for all ages. 

 

 

 

Non-Fiction for African American History Month

February is African American History Month, a time dedicated to “paying tribute to the generations of African Americans who struggled with adversity to achieve full citizenship in American society” (africanamericanhistorymonth.gov. Last week it was all about fiction, so now we're moving on, to non-fiction. Regardless of age, there's somehting here for everyone. 

 

 

 

Fiction for African American History Month

February is African American History Month, a time dedicated to “paying tribute to the generations of African Americans who struggled with adversity to achieve full citizenship in American society” (africanamericanhistorymonth.gov). For the next two weeks I’m going to offer up recommendations on both the fiction and non-fiction side of things.  These recommendations are separated by age range, and are a mix of historical and modern settings. Today, we're talking fiction.

 

 

 

 

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