Lee & Low Books has monitored children’s multicultural books since they were founded in 1991. For intriguing perspectives on why the number has barely increased, read more from their experts and research.
Kids being awesome in reaction to a recent ridiculously controversial Cheerios commercial.(Source: http://www.youtube.com/)
Warren Buffett, the rich guy (who also values philanthropy) is now in the cartoon business. The Secret Millionaires Club aims to get kids thinking about investing in themselves to earn more money and invest more wisely later. I’m intrigued.
* We need a cultural shift with respect to violence now, and we all have a role to play. Advocating for gun control laws is certainly a big piece of it. Having more awareness, scientific understanding, and resources for mental health is another huge component. Rethinking the role of and messaging from media in times… Continue reading
When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, “Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.” To this day, especially in times of “disaster,” I remember my mother’s words and I am always comforted by realizing that there are… Continue reading
Sesame Street answers the question ‘What is a career?' with the help of Sonia Sotomayor. Pros: Cool profession, breakout from gender roles, dream big Cons: Teleprompter reading, settling on one career, no substantive information about how getting into law school isn’t easy and costs a lot of money and might not even result in a… Continue reading
What kind of candy are you buying?
With Halloween around the corner, candy purchasing is once again surging. Fun and tasty, right? For us, maybe. But, lots of chocolate production is unethical, as it uses excessive child labor and unfair working conditions. Before you buy, look for a fair trade certified label, so that your fun and tasty treats aren’t at the… Continue reading What kind of candy are you buying?
Really neat video that David Hyde Costello created with just a camcorder and iMovie. All of the content is created with physical objects, mechanisms and puppetry. My friend Erica shared this after learning about his work at the Simmons Children’s Lit Program. Her favorite part of this video is that she learned that when the… Continue reading
Interview: Will Sakran, Product Engineer / Inventor
When I moved to New York, I learned of a fun group of buddies calling themselves MetroMetro who, among other things, hosted Board Game Olympics, which clearly I attended often. This is how I met Will Sakran, who was among the organizers and who I also learned is also a thoughtful entrepreneur. I interviewed him… Continue reading Interview: Will Sakran, Product Engineer / Inventor
This Asian elephant foetus after 12 months in the womb is catching some shut eye before she takes her first heavy steps in the world in just under a year’s time. The gestation period for an elephant is 22 months. This and other animals in the womb were captured on camera by scientists for a… Continue reading
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