Black lives matter. In the weeks since George Floyd’s death, some strides have been made at various levels towards supporting that statement, but racism is systemic, and it has a long history. The work that has just been getting started needs to be sustained in the long run in order for there to be lasting change, and it starts with the individual. So, as readers, as writers, as lovers of the written word, what can you do to support the BLM movement? We have three ideas.
March 2nd is Dr. Seuss's birthday, but it's also National Read Across America Day, a holiday that celebrates the joys of reading! The day also brings awareness to the importance of literacy and advocates the National Education Association's (NEA) mission of motivating kids to read more.