A young girl of color wonders why her skin is so dark in comparison to her family and friends. She tries everything to make her skin lighter, but will a visit from a shooting star and a story from long ago show her how beauty can be found in the brightest day and the darkest night, and all shades in between?
Continue reading “Review: Sulwe by Lupita Nyong’o”
Well, friends, we’re back. Goober is a year older (so am I, but that’s irrelevant) and he’s even more on the move than he’s ever been. Last year, I had the opportunity to take a job as a teacher in a local daycare center. I seized that opportunity and hit the ground running so fast, I kind of forgot to look back at this blog. Now, with the dreaded Covid-19 quarantine looming over us, I feel a lot more prepared than I would had I not started teaching. (I primarily teach in the 4-5 age group, but I frequently visit the younger age groups as well). So straying from our original “Books First” focus, I have prepared a list of some fun things to do if you’re spending a LOT of time home with your kids!
Continue reading “10 Fun Activities To Do With Your Kids: All Ages”
A small glimpse into the life of a young boy in the Ndebele Tribe of the Republic of South Africa, the story of Jabulani teaches the very important lesson that sometimes, the smallest acts are the most important ones.
Continue reading “Review: Jabulani, By: Jonathan J Stotler”
“Sometimes we hear words in the news and it’s hard to understand what they mean and how they affect us.” These are the words printed on the back of Children in our World: Racism and Intolerance, and they’re a sentiment that the BookwyrmMama household understands all to well.
It’s always difficult to have a discussion with your children about racism and intolerance. It’s never easy or simple to discuss injustices in our world, but the impact of having these conversations early and frequently impossible to ignore. Books like “Children in our World” could help ease into those hard to bring up discussions and make conversations a little bit easier.
Continue reading “Review: Children in our World- Racism and Intolerance by Louise Spitsbury and Hanane Kai”
Well, I can never have too many book themed decorations (especially if the book in question is Harry Potter!) and I really needed something to hold my Kindle Fire standing up while I was reading recipes, so I dug out some of my general crafting supplies and put together this SUPER cool one! Check out how I did it below!
Continue reading “DIY E-Reader Stand”
What kind of blog would I be if I didn’t list out my New Years Resolutions for everyone? I don’t mean my personal goals (ahem, exercise more!) I do mean my book goals. This past year, I did a huge revamp of the blog, incorporating recipes, crafts, and product lists, and I think they are going very well. I also have a few reading and writing goals for 2019, and I’m VERY excited to share them with you!
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Well, All this is my participation post for the I-Spy Reading Challenge. Check back for Updates and see what I’ve managed so far!
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Everyone, I’m just pleased as punch to tell you I have every intention of participating in quite a few 2019 reading challenges across the internet. Here is my list of challenges I plan on doing, and I’ll continue to update, so that you can follow along if you’d like!
AtoZ Reading Challenge
I SPY Reading Challenge
Library Love Challenge
I’m super excited to participate in these challenges. Let me know in the comments what challenges you’ll be participating in!
There are many different ways to make a family. You can have two parents of the same gender, two parents with different genders, blended families, foster families, adoptive families, and more. Welcome to the Family is a book that attempts to introduce and normalize the ideas of Surrogacy, IVF, Foster Families, Adoptive Families, and more, but does it hit the mark? Find out below!
Continue reading “Welcome to the Family By Mary Hoffman and Ros Asquith”
Feminist Baby can do so many things! She can dance, choose what to wear, and not wear (and doesn’t care at all what you have to say about it!) What other awesome qualities does Feminist Baby have? Click Below to find out!
Disclaimer: I use Amazon Affiliate for my linking. If you’re intrigued by this book, and purchase it through my link, I make a commission! Regardless of whether you purchase through my link or not, my opinion on the book still stands. (Goober is fickle though, his may change tomorrow, but that still has nothing to do with your decision to purchase) Continue reading “Feminist Baby by Loryn Brantz”