Boys (and especially white boys like my own) need to read books with diverse main characters as well. They need to see that boys who look like them are not the only ones who get to tell their stories. They need to see that boys who look like them are not the only ones who can do all the amazing things book characters get to do. And they need to see that all people, regardless of sex or race, have the same kinds of thoughts, feelings, worries, and joys - an experience that books can give them better than just about anything else.
I love it when a library book is great. I don't mean a library book you put on hold because you knew you wanted to read it, or one you set out to find, or even one you picked because you know the author is great. I mean just one you happened to pick up … Continue reading A Perfectly Messed-Up Story – And Other Books to Teach Perseverance
My oldest turned 7 this month. I absolutely cannot believe it. I cannot believe it has been 7 years since I became a mom. I cannot believe how much my tiny baby has grown. I cannot believe what a kind, caring, courageous, silly, hard-working, goofy boy he has turned into. But, here we are. He's seven. … Continue reading Let’s Taco ’bout a Party – A Dragons Love Tacos Party
Many of you are probably familiar with these books, but they are so good that I can't resist a post about them anyway. Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site; Steam Train, Dream Train; and Mighty, Mighty Construction Site are my absolute favorite bedtime books for little boys (or girls) ages 0 - 5. In fact, I decided to … Continue reading The Best Bedtime Books for Little Boys
This weekend is Mother's Day, and I thought I would take the occasion to write a little about some of the books I love as a mom. Some are fiction, some are nonfiction, all are relatable. I was the first of my friend group to have a kid. It was tough. I had an awesome … Continue reading Books are for Moms, Too