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๐Ÿ“šOur "E" Author of the Day is...Karen English! English is an award-winning author who spent many years teaching young children! We have yet to begin reading her writings but I have discovered two new series to add to our #tbr list!
The Carver Chronicles and the Nikki & Deja Series! ๐Ÿ“š
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In 1999 English received the Coretta Scott King Honor Award for, Francie (1999), a story of race and justice in the South prior to the civil rights era! In 2005 English received the ALA Notable Children's Book Award for, Hot Day on Abbott Avenue (2004), which is a story of true friendship!
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Other titles by English we look forward to reading are:
โ€ขJust Right Stew (1998)
โ€ขSpeak English for Us Marisol! (2000)
โ€ขSpeak to Me: (And I Will Listen Between the Lines) (2004)
โ€ขThe Baby on the Way (2005)
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It All Comes Down to This๐Ÿ—ฏ|
Author: @karen_english or Karen English๐Ÿ˜€|
Why are you going to get HOOKED on this BOOK๐Ÿฆ‰ยฟ|
Well, this book is all about a 12 year old girl named Sophie, who discovers the hard TRUTH of LIFE. Sheโ€™s the first black kid to move into an all white neighborhood, and she gets critiqued and criticized a lotโ€”luckily she found a best friend that has her back! She has to deal with a perfect sister, school, racial issues, and so much more๐Ÿ˜ฌ
She doesnโ€™t know how sheโ€™ll make it through this year, but hopefully she can, I guess youโ€™ll just have to read it to find out๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿคญ๐Ÿค—!!!|
Bye bye guys, for now!!๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿป|
ALSO THE GIVEAWAY IS POSTPONED TO AUGUST 1ST SO YOU CAN STILL ENTER!!๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿป @bookbudss |

I picked this up poetry book from the library yesterday and read it on my own. After hearing about yet another school shooting, I started thinking about what some kids might be going through. What are they thinking or feeling when theyโ€™re at school or home?
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This poetry picture book introduces you to six inner-city third graders: Malcolm, Brianna, Lamont, Rica, Tyrell, and Neecy. Each child is facing his or her own complex challenges and struggles. It speaks to each childโ€™s fears, hopes or dreams. Although this book is recommended for ages 4-8, Iโ€™d probably recommend it for kids age 8 and up. Even better, I think this may be a great tool for parents, educators or child therapists to use to try and understand some of the thoughts, feelings and social pressures from a childโ€™s perspective.
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The temporary direct link to purchase or review is in my bio. I also added this to my Amazon store. #speaktome #poetrycommunity #poetrybook #poetrybooks #enoughisenough #notonemore #poetry #iteachthird #karenenglish

If your daughter doesnโ€™t have these, she should๐Ÿ˜‰ #NikkiAndDeja #BookSeries #KarenEnglish #BlackAuthors #FUBU #ChildrensBooks #ChildrensAuthor #SupportOurOwn

At my daughterโ€™s school event, I see this book amongst many other classroom reads. I ask her about the book and she smiles at the memory of a fun read with her teacher and class. She goes on to tell me that the book is about a Pakistani-American girl attending her aunts wedding. She also tells me how she had helped her teacher correctly pronounce โ€œkebabs.โ€ (Kebabs are sort of like meatballs, except they are shaped like hotdogs and have garam masala and spices. Kebabs are famous amongst Pakistanis and are a must at weddings). I saw my daughters eyes light up as she spoke animatedly and I knew that that this specific #storytelling #session would be a treasured memory forever! My daughter is the only Pakistani in her class and I cannot even begin to say how this book-read may have impacted her in the most positive of ways. #alhamdulillah ๐Ÿ’™ Iโ€™m grateful for teachers like the one my daughter has. Ones who give the message of inclusion to children from other countries with something as simple and as beautiful as a book. ๐Ÿ“š โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”Iโ€™ve been following the recent posts over @theconsciouskid and have been concerned about what my children read at school. (Thank you) My daughters school did celebrate Dr.Suess, but they also made efforts to read diversely with the children. โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”PS: The cover and book-title obviously have more to offer then kebabs, but maybe Iโ€™m just hungry for some authentic ones at this hour. ๐Ÿ˜€โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”-
#nadiashands #karenenglish #jonathanweiner #pakistani #pakistaniamerican #pakistaniamericanbooks #forchildren #kidsbookstagram #diversebooks #multicultural #multiculturalbooks #diverse #childrensliterature #booksbooksbooks #secondgrade #readaloud #bookish #memories #drsuess #bookstagram #readacrossamerica #2018

Current vacation reads. One nonfiction, one historical fiction, and one middle grade for @kidlitexchange. I have a terrible habit of starting a bunch of books at once. Then I feel like Iโ€™m making no progress until days later when I finish a bunch of books at once! ๐Ÿ˜‚ Anyone else juggle multiple books? Or are you more of a one book at a time kind of reader?
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Book of the day! It All Comes Down to This: about the life of an African American girl living in an all-white neighborhood, who just wants to write, be stylish, and join the community play! ๐ŸŽญ๐Ÿš— ๐Ÿ‘ ๐Ÿ•ถ #bookoftheday #karenenglish #itallcomesdowntothis #onestarpoint

Some great hand projects inspired by 'Nadia's Hands' by #karenenglish and illustrated by #johnathanweiner

Hot middle grade reads for hot days. ๐ŸŒž See what's new via link in bio.

A book as gently powerful as its creator. Check out our interview with #KarenEnglish, in the July issue of #BookPage or online now. Link in bio. #ItAllComesDowntoThis #GenerationRead #MGlit #kidlit

Between May to September seems like a popular time to get #married because of the lovely #weather. Today @olivialaurenj is reading #Wedding #Drama by #KarenEnglish and illustrated by #laurefreeman #buildabetterworld #readingonthetrain

Trouble Next Door to be featured on this month's @CBCBook's Hot Off The Press reading list! Thanks Clarion!
Here's the link:
http://www.cbcbooks.org/cbc_book/trouble-next-door-the-carver-chronicles-book-four/#.WByXryMrLRY
# must read #kidlitart #laurafreemanart #childrensbookillustration #clarionbooks #scbwitribeshare #laurafreeman #karenenglish #illustration #illustratorsoninstagram

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