Below are some links you might find informative and useful.
Lime Crab Cottage is the website of Lynda Farrington Wilson, an artist, illustrator and book designer. She illustrated Jamal and Me and Playground Heroes.
Culturally Competent Kids is an organization that provides a wide array of services to help children and adults deal with our diverse world. Its motto is They Can’t Learn….What We Don’t Teach. The founder is Samantha C. Sweeney, Ph.D.
Here is a link to a Summer 2018 newsletter authored by Dr. Samantha Sweeney that highlights Playground Heroes, along with a number of interesting topics.
Book Birdie Blog is a website that provides book recommendations for parents and professionals who seek to use books as a way to help children develop and thrive. As Sarah Jordan points out on the About page of her website, she and her family “Use books for the tough times, such as learning about death and moving, and we use them for fun times, such as losing baby teeth and flying kites.”
Sarah shares her experiences, knowledge and wisdom on her blog.
ReadAloud.org is an organization that promotes reading aloud to children for at least 15 minutes per day. They provide tips for parents, and strongly encourage reading to babies as well as toddlers, preschoolers, and primary-aged students (ages 0-8). Their website is below.
The Upper Shore Literacy Chapter is under the umbrella of the State of Maryland Literacy Association. This chapter’s mission is to promote literacy. One of its most impressive endeavors is its book giveaways. This organization gives away books at community events, laundromats, schools and a host of other venues. Their website is below:
The article below entitled “How to Get Your Kids to Open Up to You About Bullying” provides some wonderful suggestions for parents about how to broach this subject with their kids.