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Links I Shared on Twitter this Week: February 10: #BlackHistoryMonth, Sidekicks, #Play + Questions

TwitterLinksHere are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. Topics this week include #BlackHistoryMonth, #BookLists, #JoyOfLearning, #STEM, anti-Nazi stories, coding, collaboration, diverse books, growing bookworms, kidlitosphere, kindness, parenting, play, raising readers, schools, superheroes, and teaching.

Book Lists

ASplashOfRed40+ Compelling African-American History Books for Children, a @momandkiddo #BookList  #kidlit #BlackHistoryMonth

100 Best Children's Books for African American History Month @KarinaYanGlaser @BookRiot  #BlackHistoryMonth #kidlit

Diversity + Gender

3 Reasons Why We Need More #YA Books About Girls Who Play Sports | Representation Matters @TeenVogue @briafel

Why children’s books that teach diversity are more important than ever by @bjepstein @ConversationUS  #DiverseBooks 

Events and Programs

HiddenFiguresHow To Use Stories To Teach Children Black History from @mamasmiles  #BlackHistoryMonth #parenting

Growing Bookworms

Useful advice here: Granting #Readers Permission to Abandon Books by @heisereads  #RaisingReaders


She had run out of books to read. What she did next will amaze you! Happy 10th anniv of blogging to @charlotteslib 

On Reading, Writing, Blogging, and Publishing

PaddingtonBearThe most obvious anti-Nazi stories around #kidlit and that come straight out of children’s books by @FuseEight 

A very fun post from @mrskatiefitz that I identified with | Why I Love Sidekicks 


The importance of being kind to yourself, especially for moms, from @CoffeeandCrayon   #ChooseKindness #parenting 

Children encouraged to dress like Batman, Superman or Iron Man tend to focus more to overcome obstacles @SueSWSJ


Tools of the Mind: Teaching Children Self-Regulation through #Play by Dr. Deborah Leong at @FirstBook 

15 Ways for Kids to #Play Inside This Winter | @MelissaAndDoug @HuffingtonPost  #TakeBackChildhood

Schools and Libraries

PassionateLearnersOn the need to teach kids to question + discuss in school, not be silent + compliant by @pernilleripp  #JoyOfLearning

Motivation for Learning: Competition Vs. Collaboration w/ ideas for the classroom (like no grades) from @mssackstein

How to Nurture Empathic Joy in Your Classroom @GreaterGoodSC @drdouggreen  #JoyOfLearning #teaching


Why Learning to Code is so Important for Children @Lynch39083 via @drdouggreen  #STEM #coding

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