This is the final pit stop for the #ReadRiordan blog tour that I’ve been on for the past five months. I’m sad that it’s ending because nothing is more exciting in my house than a new Rick Riordan book. My 10-year-old son screams with excitement every time a new box arrives with this sticker on it:
Our last and final package included a copy of Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, The Sword of Summer. It’s coming out October 6th but I have a treat for you!!
FREE! First 5 Chapters of Magnus Chase
Here are the first five chapters!!!
Click on image to preorder at Amazon. I’m an affiliate.
Did you know? Domestic violence affects a quarter of American families and accounts for more than a third of visits to emergency rooms by women. From The Second Step
Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) evolved from the “Day of Unity” held in October 1981 and conceived by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. The intent was to connect advocates across the nation who were working to end violence against women and their children.
What are the facts about Domestic Violence to be aware of?
- Each year, an estimated 3.3 million children witness their mothers or female caretakers being abused (American Psychological Association, 1996).
- Nearly 1 in 3 adult women experience at least one physical assault by a partner during adulthood. (American Psychological Association, 1996).
- Approximately 1.5 million women and 835,000 men are raped and/or physically assaulted by an intimate partner annually in the United States (Tjaden and Thoennes, 2000).
- Between 12% and 35% of teenagers have experienced some form of violence- from pushing and shoving to hitting- in a dating relationship (Simon and Golden, 1997).
In honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, I am doing a round-up of resources for kids. Last year, I created this list: Domestic Violence Books for Kids.
Grasshopper and Sensei did a five week service trip through her YMCA sleepaway camp to Australia. It was a trip of a lifetime with about a dozen kids both boys and girls and two counselors! The International Camper Exchange Program (ICEP) goes to more than a dozen countries and anyone who has done sleepaway camp through the YMCA can apply, though the application process is rigorous and a lot like applying to college.