Archive for February, 2018

Gabby Kicking It Around with Lily

How To Keep Girls In Sports series with Berkshire Soccer Academy

In celebration of the launch of How To Coach Girls book, we are partnering with Berkshire Soccer Academy, a sleep away soccer camp for girls, with a five-part series.

How To Coach Girls by Mia Wenjen and Alison Foley

How To Coach Girls available for pre-order here.

March: The effect of Team Impact on the Boston College Women’s Soccer Team. Team Impact is a national nonprofit that matches kids facing serious and chronic illnesses with local college athletic teams. The bonds that formed can be life-long and life-changing. We will be learning about Lily and Alison Foley’s women’s varsity soccer team and what they have been up to thus far this year. Holly Confalone, a midfielder on the team, will be filling us in.

Boston College Women's Soccer and Team Impact

Happy Birthday to Lily…the newest member of the #BCWSoccer team as she signed her NLI with her teammates by her side yesterday. 

Gabby Kicking It Around with Lily

Gaby Carriero kicking it around with #teamimpact teammate Lily before the game.
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Heroes of Black History: Rosa Parks

Heroes of Black History: Rosa Parks #BlackHistoryMonth

Charlayne Hunter-Gault, was one of two black students to attend the University of Georgia fifty years ago. She recalls, “We were greeted by a screaming, howling mob of students, and I think some provocateurs…And as we walked under the arch, the students were yelling and screaming all kinds of epithets, and telling us to go home — in some cases saying, ‘Kill the you-know-what.’ ” From NPR

Charlayne Hunter-Gault

Today, she is an American journalist and former foreign correspondent for National Public Radio, and the Public Broadcasting Service. She also wrote the Introduction to Heroes of Black History: Biographies of Four Great Americans here: TFK_HeroesOfBlackHistory_Intro. Read more…

Asian Drumming Crafts, Recipes & Books for Kids

Asian Drumming Crafts, Recipes & Books for Kids

Author Debbi Michiko Florence and I will be making some noise with our February offering in our Asian Culture series. This month we explore Asian drumming through books, crafts and recipes. We will be learning about Japanese Taiko and Chinese Lion Dance which also has drummers.

This is part two of our 6 Part Asian Craft and Culture Series:


Asian Drumming Crafts, Recipes & Books for Kids

Recipe: Almond Cookies (adapted from Allrecipes)

almond cookies and tea

I’m lucky that Debbi is a talented baker! She says, “The cookies didn’t brown as much as I had hoped, but they are absolutely DELICIOUS!”

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Diverse Children's Books

#DiverseKidLit and #ReadYourWorld Multicultural Children Book Day

Welcome to #DiverseKidLit ! Please join us in sharing your diverse children’s book links and resources, as well as visiting other links to find great suggestions and recommendations.

Did you miss celebrating Multicultural Children’s Book Day on January 27th? Never fear! You can check out all the highlights of the Twitter party and conversation, as well as check out 100s of diverse book recommendations here.

What Is #DiverseKidLit?

Diverse Children’s Books is a book-sharing meme designed to promote the reading and writing of children’s books that feature diverse characters. This community embraces all kinds of diversity including (and certainly not limited to) diverse, inclusive, multicultural, and global books for children of all backgrounds.

We encourage everyone who shares to support this blogging community by visiting and leaving comments for at least three others. Please also consider following the hosts on at least one of their social media outlets. Spread the word using #diversekidlit and/or adding our button to your site and your diverse posts.


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