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Bethany M. EdwardsπŸ“šπŸŒπŸ—£  Literacy Specialist πŸ“š TeacherπŸ’œ WriterπŸ–Š Globetrotter 🌍 Multiracial famπŸ‘¦πŸΏπŸ‘§πŸΎπŸ‘§πŸΎπŸ’ƒπŸ» Racial and Social Justice βš–οΈ Mama of @thetinydiplomat

An amazing day fighting alongside over 1,000 climate champions. 🌱🌎
The solution to all the problems is education.
So, get out there and mentor and invest in girls’ education because girls/womxn are going to save the world.
We are standing with lawmakers who are fighting for a sustainable future.
#greennewdeal #noexcuses #climatechange #lobbyday #goodtrouble #resistance

Two amazing books to add to your library queue or holiday wishlist.
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Sometimes Rain by @megosphere and @tinyaviary, published by @simonkids taught me a few new words.
My daughter has been studying the seasons, and according to @kirkus_reviews β€œthis book is a delight for pluviophiles and heliophiles alike.” So of course we had to add these weather-obsessed words to our vocabulary and then celebrate the change of seasons with this beautiful lyrical picture book.
For those like me who grew up in warm climates all year long, this book truly does feel magical.
I highly recommend this book as a #mentortext in the classroom; the art/writing extensions through writing about these wonderfully diverse kids enjoying the seasons using water color like the illustrator makes for a great rainy day classroom activity. πŸ“šβ„οΈπŸŒ¬β˜€οΈβ›…οΈ
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Next up is First Generation: 36 Trailblazing Immigrants and Refugees Who Make America Great by #sandraneilwallace and #neilwallace, illustrated by @pixelendo, and published by @littlebrownyoungreaders.
Both author and illustrator are immigrants and want to encourage all young readers to follow in these 36 trailblazing heroes’ footsteps.
The immigrants and refugees selected are athletes, activists, and torch bearers whose determination have made the US and the world a better place.
Included are a few of my favorites:
Muslim model Halima Aden, Afro-Cuban singer Celia Cruz, Comgresswoman from Hawaii Mazie Hirono, ands so many more. A perfect addition to an inclusive non-fiction middle grade library.
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The best quote is my strongest passion: β€œKnowledge is something nobody can steal.”— Razia Jan .
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#newrelease #biracialbookworms #simonandschuster #littlebrownyoungreaders #ownvoices #representationmatters #librariansofinstagram #teachersofinstagram #kidsbookstagram #iteachtoo #weneeddiversebooks #diversebooks #kidlitpicks #amreading #diversitymatters #readaloudmagic

Holiday shopping list for teachers and/or anyone.
#justsayin πŸ“šπŸŽ
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#fightingwhitesupremacy #equityineducation #teachersforsocialjustice #amreading #bookgifts

A whirlwind trip to my #homesweethome this past week.
We went to LA so my oldest daughter Havana could be honored by @teenvogue as one of their #21under21, however I snuck away and braved the 405 freeway a LOT just to be able to go home to San Diego.
I have traveled to 56 countries, and there’s still no more beautiful place than this view right here. 🌴🌊
I have loved spending a LOT of time this year helping my baby girl shine her bright light.
As I let the sun and ocean breeze fill my very tired cup back up again, I was reflecting on @michelleobama’s words this week about women leaning in and having it all.
To all the mamas out there; our commitment to knowing our worth and claiming it whether or not we feel brave and confident HAS and WILL make a difference with our little ones watching. πŸ™πŸΎπŸŒ»
To the women watching and wanting tips for when you have kids, don’t be fooled though. Parents like me don’t know what we are doing.
But we keep going anyway. πŸ€·πŸ½β€β™€οΈπŸ˜Ž
#thursdaythoughts #worldtraveler
#travelgram #diplomatlife #expatlife #internationalteachers #internationalparenting #biracialbookworms #mkbkids #stronglikemom #conqueryourfears #everydaywisdom #authenticmotherhood #momwisdom #sharingwisdom #ambitiousmotherhood #ambitiouswomenunite #neverstopexploring #expatlife #internationalparenting #bebrave

One more huge thank you to @mdrmarriott for sponsoring us so that @TheTinyDiplomat and @astrostarbright could attend the @TeenVogue summit! πŸŒ΄πŸŒŸπŸŒŠπŸ’œπŸš€
We had such fun and are so grateful for the continued support of @marriotthotels as our girls advocate for equity in literacy and STEM!
Music by @badgalriri. 🎢😍
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#sheisahero #weareallwonderwoman #diversitymatters #strongwomeninhistory #mkbkids
#littleleaders #raisingfeminists #amreading #socialjusticeadvocate #kidactivist #raisingreaders #girlswhoread #girlsgeneration #stronggirlsread #STEMinists

My daughter Havana @thetinydiplomat has not stopped smiling since she met @stormreid aka Meg Murry from Wrinkle in Time. 😍
This right here is why representation matters.
Havana saw herself on the big screen as biracial Meg, a normal kid who was brave (not perfect) and ended up saving the world. 😍
Havana was being honored this weekend at the @teenvogue summit as one of the #21under21 class of 2018 for her literacy and STEM activism as well as standing up and fighting against gun violence.
There is so much more about the weekend I will post on my blog, but a huge shout out to @mdrmarriott for sponsoring us in LA so that these incredible lifelong wonderful memories were possible for my little warrior. πŸ’ͺ🏽πŸ’ͺ🏽 #girlpower #letgirlslearn #girlrising #livethelifeyoulove #bepresent
#attitudeofgratitude #createyourownhappiness #intentionalliving #womensupporthingwomen #marriottmarinadelrey

V O T E πŸ—³πŸ—³πŸ—³
Remember these amazing 17 girls at the St. Bakhita orphanage that my family and @astronautstarbright visited this summer? 🌍😍
Well Taylor @astronautstarbright and Havana @thetinydiplomat entered the #MyGivingStory contest on @givingtuesday.
We have talked with these girls. We have heard their dreams for their future. And we have seen what stands in their way.
One of the biggest needs for the girls is a car.
Right now they have a small SUV where about 13 of the girls are NOT in seatbelt and they just cram in the back or on laps.
They need this car to go to school, take exams, travel to doctor appointments, etc. let’s eliminate this obstacle and make sure they have access to a GREAT education instead.
The top 20 projects of #mygivingstory (with the most votes) can win up to $10,000.
You can vote once per day until 12/10!
Let's make this happen for the holidays friends! Please share. (Takes 2 seconds to vote). (πŸ”— in bio.)
#givingtuesday
#mygivingstory #girlseducation #equityineducation #globaled

Brown and Black Girl Magic oh my. ✨✨
Swipe to enjoy all these beautiful books we have been working so hard to collect for as many kids as possible in 2018.
Scholastic said Black kids have 37 fewer books at home than White kids, so my daughter has made up the difference for kids in her choir, girls in Ghana, kids at her storyhour at our local bookstore, and now military kids at Andrews Air Force base for the holidays.
This year has been more than I could have hoped or dreamed to spread the message of equity and inclusion near and far.
A girl with a book is a girl that is unstoppable.
For a free PDF list of books, click the link in bio. β€œRhymers Are Readers #37books” .
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@scholasticinc @harperkid @bloomsburypublishing @hachettebooks @littlebrownyoungreaders @candlewickpress @kidscanpress @theinnovationpress @runningpressbooks .
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#37books #rhymersarereaders #biracialbookworms #thetinydiplomat #representationmatters #ownvoices #educolor #equityineducation

Another giant stack of #blackgirlmagic books came in the mail this weekend.
Our first drop off is this Wednesday at the Airmans Attic on Andrews Air Force Base. (Outside of DC.)
So many military families are going to be able to read about #BlackGirlMagic over the holiday this year thanks to amazing and generous people like YOU.
Keep it up friends. You are changing the world one book at a time with us.
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(Link in bio for info/donations.)
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#biracialbookworms #amreading #kidsbookstagram #representationmatters #equalityforall #kidlitpics #teachersofinstagram #socialjustice #socialjusticeeducators #iteachtoo #kidlitwomen #humanrights #whywemarch #equaled #teachersbelieveblacklivesmatter #teachersforsocialjustice #equityineducation #readyourworld #livethelifeyoulove #bepresent #attitudeofgratitude

This book by @blairimani and @momo_le and published by @tenspeedpress is incredible. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
I will have more on my website soon, but @blairimani has done an INCREDIBLE thing with this book. Even fighting for the title to include non-binary has led to bookstores calling it β€œcontroversial” and choosing not to stock the book. Let’s beat the system of censorship friends and share this EVERY WHERE.
#repost @thetinydiplomat
So many of my sheroes are in this AMAZING book. @ava, @oprah, @badgalriri, @YaraShahidi, @serenawilliams , @missymisdemeanorelliott, + many more girls and womxn. 😍
But my favorites are @astronautstarbright & @littlemissflint!πŸ˜‰ Also, I LOVE the illustrations by @momo_le!
Thank you @BlairImani! You are amazing big sis!!! 😘
Go to modernherstory.com ASAP to get a copy of Modern Herstory: Stories of Women and Non Binary People Rewriting History. πŸŒŸπŸ“š
#FridayReads #modernherstory #representationmatters #readersareleaders #rhymersarereaders #ownvoices #nonbinaryrepresentation #fridayreads

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