//
archives

Archive for

I’m Mixed: Maggy William’s


In a world where so many think our differences matter comes a children’s book that teaches lessons for young people and adults. The child telling the story is mixed that is she is neither black or white she says she is mixed. If she says she’s white it leaves her father out and if she … Continue reading

In a world where so many think our differences matter comes a children’s book that teaches lessons for young people and adults. The child telling the story is mixed that is she is neither black or white she says she is mixed. If she says she’s white it leaves her father out and if she says she is black then her mother is out. She embraces her identity and is proud of who she is and her features are Uni to her and that’s okay. Proud of the shape of her nose and loves the way she looks from head to toes she sees herself as being individual and loves her honey skin and curly hair. She is confident in her own appearance and does not care if people stare. She does not say she is black or white she’s mixed. In a world where so many consider that differences matter or define a person this book comes at a time when everyone needs to step back and reflect on this and realize that who we are on the outside does not define us as a person on the inside. They say she is be and she’s accepted for who she is and not black or white. Imagine being accepted for just being you and imagine not pretending to be one race or another. Imagine respecting both parents and raising your voice and eyes to the sky and saying you are white, you are black, you are beautiful and proud of you or as she says me! The illustrations tell the story and author Maggy Williams relates her own personal experiences and why she wrote this book for chicory all ages and adults too in her bio section at the end of the book and in the author’s note at the start of the book. Teachers can use this to teach valuable lessons to students when children from other countries and different races come to America and are part of a school!s family. Lessons can be taught about understanding differences and sharing customs and culture. Parents can use this to help children understand new families in the neighborhood and adults might learn the same lessons too. With what we hear in the news and the media wouldn’t it be great if everyone did not judge others by the color of their skin, Illustrations by Elizabeth Hasegawa Agresta helps bring the story to life and author Maggy Williams shares her personal reasons for writing this book and the research that helped bring it to life. Fran Lewis just reviews Sent from my iPhone


Please explain Time out To Me


Children are expected to follow the rules except when they don’t. Jackson is a typical boy who has his good days and not so good ones. At times his temper flares and instead of close his eyes and counting to ten or just taking a deep breath to calm down he explodes. He can hit … Continue reading

And You Can Love Me


And you can love me Author: Sherry Quan Lee Ethan would like to share his story with everyone. He’s autistic and cannot verbalize his feelings but he can use physical expressions to help get his messages across to everyone. He’s smart and has a great personality and uses hand movements, bouncing balls and other objects … Continue reading

Don’t Rush Me! Chynna Laird Mornings tend to be hectic and everyone is rushing around to get ready for school or work. Mia is a special child with a heart of gold has sensory processing disorder and has difficulty receiving and responding to information that comes through the senses. Mia our young narrator has this disorder and through her we begin to understand why am she constantly expresses and says: Don’t Rush Me! Everyone eats fast, rushes around but she does not. In the morning she wants more time before getting up and wants to take her time getting up. Getting dressed and picking out the right outfit and eating her breakfast takes longer than her brother and sister. Her adorable comment about taking longer to be beautiful is precious and so right, can’t rush perfection and looking good! Her dad does not understand and the expression on his face in page 9 is priceless. Eating dinner takes her longer and the rule about everyone remains at the dinner table until they are all finished eating is in place. Saying that she chews and swallows like a proper young lady says it all even when her older sister glares at her. Mia you are precious. Walking to school brings back memories because I too loved greeting people, friends and just saying good morning on the way to school. I love the movie star glasses and the fact that she shares that everyone in her family needs something special from her. Her empathy for people shines through. Emotions run high in MIA and when she’s rushed she shares she feels sad. Instead of rushing she takes her time to avoid falling or making a mess. The author brings out how Mia deals with SPD in her own way through her words and explanations of her actions. The pictures on page 15 are expressive and shows what Mia is trying to convey to readers. Mia is super sensitive to the needs of her older sister,Alexandra and helps her deal with feeling overwhelmed or afraid. She doesn’t like certain smells or sounds and her Mama calls is sensory overload and her older sister has it a lot. But, Mia understands that a simple hug helps her slow down and feel better. Her brother Michael yells and screams and starts bumping into people and wants to be annoying. Read on page 18 what happens when he gets worked up. She understanding what he needs and how to slow him down. He gets overload in a different way. Going slower she can observe things that her baby-sister drops and finds them making her feel better. Not rushing is a positive thing but watch what happens on page 22 when her Mama recognizes what she does for everyone. I love when she says: Grown iOS ! What are you gonna do with them? I still often wonder about that even now. The picture on page 23 speaks volumes. Meet Mia and learn to take things slowly and whatever you do Don’t Rush Her and don’t rush this reviewer because creating a five star review takes time. The author has so many messages for everyone : being sensitive to the needs of other. Understanding the fears and anxiety that some experience and how one little girl uses her senses to help those she lives. Page 24-26 adds why she write the book and why Mia is just like her daughter Jordhan. She explains why Mia moves slowly and why she sees things other people around her miss. Why it’s important that all kids in a Dani feel important. There are so many important lessons that parents, siblings, teachers, guidance counselors and young children can learn from Mia and reading this book. I love Sharing time and we time, me time, us time. The final pages are great for parents to focus on and talk about with their children teachers can use each prompt for individual writing-lessons or class discussions creating experience charts with student thoughts. Younger children can illustrate individual prompts creating a class book of pictures about what makes you happy or sad or even mad. Story pictures and the final activity drawing their family doing their favorite family time. The last page will help students and children create like Mia their perfect day. The author created this wealth of information to help children understand the needs of others especially brothers and sisters. Teaching better ways to communicate and that everyone is unique, special and that we can all learn something from each other. Take your time. Listen to others and understand their hopes, special needs and differences and as Mia says take your time and by all means: Don’t Rush Me! Fantastic resource and great for all children lower grades and midday grades. Fran Lewis just reviewsy


Blackquest 40: Jeff Bond


  Would you attend a corporate training meeting if it meant that you could no longer have access to the outside world? Would you be leery of this type of training? Deb Bollinger refuses to succumb to what the leaders of her company expect  from her. As the top engineer for the copy, she has … Continue reading

GAME OF SNIPERS: STEPHEN HUNTER


    How far will someone go to get justice of a son? Bob Lee Swagger is smart, retired and yet at his age can still handle a gun and taken down a sniper. Janel McDowell appears out of nowhere while he is sitting in his rocking chair and not expecting anyone to visit. She … Continue reading

GAME OF SNIPERS: STEPEN HUNTER


    How far will someone go to get justice of a son? Bob Lee Swagger is smart, retired and yet at his age can still handle a gun and taken down a sniper. Janel McDowell appears out of nowhere while he is sitting in his rocking chair and not expecting anyone to visit. She … Continue reading

Oh Susanah: It’s in the Bag!


Oh Susannah: It’s in the Bag Author Carole P. Roman There are many warning signs that parents never really notice when a child becomes quiet, angry or even non-responsive when asked about school or friendships. Parents that work are overwhelmed by their responsibilities and a child might be falling in many areas in school and … Continue reading

Oh Susannah: It’s in the Bag!


Oh Susannah: It’s in the Bag Author Carole Roman There are many warning signs that parents never really notice when a child becomes quiet, angry or even nonresponsive when asked about school or friendships. Parents that work are overwhelmed by their responsibilities and a child might be falling in many areas in school and not … Continue reading

Archives

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 2,460 other followers

Categories

my eventd

August 2019
M T W T F S S
 1234
567891011
12131415161718
19202122232425
262728293031  

fran

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 2,460 other followers

MY EVENTS AND GREAT BOOKS

August 2019
M T W T F S S
 1234
567891011
12131415161718
19202122232425
262728293031  

archives

Blog Stats

  • 104,666 hits
August 2019
M T W T F S S
 1234
567891011
12131415161718
19202122232425
262728293031  

just reviews

request a review or an interview on my radio show

recenet great books

great books to read

Twitter Updates

Error: Please make sure the Twitter account is public.

Radio show dates

August 2019
M T W T F S S
 1234
567891011
12131415161718
19202122232425
262728293031  

Upcoming Events

No upcoming events