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9 Books About Kwanzaa

9 Books About Kwanzaa

I’ve been aware of Kwanzaa for years, but it wasn’t until the kids and I dove into learning about other cultures that I truly understood what made the holiday special. The word Kwanzaa is Swahili for “first fruits,” and the week-long...
8 Picture Books With a Black Santa Claus

8 Picture Books With a Black Santa Claus

I received several emails in my inbox this year, all asking the same question — “Can you recommend books with a black Santa Claus?” Sadly, there aren’t that many children’s books out there that feature a Black or African-American Santa...
Leading The Way by Janet Howell and Theresa Howell

Leading The Way by Janet Howell and Theresa Howell

Thank you to Candlewick Press for sending a review copy of this book. Links are referral links. At first glance, Leading The Way by Janet Howell and Theresa Howell seems like a book that was made just for me. I mean, a children’s book about amazing female...
13 Hanukkah Books for Kids

13 Hanukkah Books for Kids

Our family celebrates Christmas, but I also feel it’s important to learn about other cultures and traditions. And of course, when we want to learn something new, we turn to — books! That’s where the inspiration for this list of Hanukkah books...
Bookish Travels: Conner Prairie Headless Horseman

Bookish Travels: Conner Prairie Headless Horseman

Fall is my favorite season, and, of course, my favorite fall event has a literary theme. I never miss the Conner Prairie Headless Horseman Hayride and Celebration. The Conner Prairie Headless Horseman festival is a yearly tradition for our family, and it has something...

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