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Maria Salvadore

Reading Rockets' children's literature expert, Maria Salvadore, brings you into her world as she explores the best ways to use kids' books both inside — and outside — of the classroom.

March 16, 2017

It is wonderful to see creativity rewarded, especially when they will likely have a lasting impact. One such project was done with young children enrolled in the Jewish Primary Day School. It was called the NC South Campus Community Library Project and started at the beginning of the school year. More >

February 27, 2017

February is ending but that doesn’t mean the celebration of African American history should. After all, good books are good year round. More >

February 3, 2017

The 2017 Youth Media Awards were announced recently during the midwinter conference of the American Library Association. The books chosen for the Caldecott Medal (awarded to the most distinguished American picture book) and others (including the Newbery, Printz, and Coretta Scott King Awards) are selected from books published during the preceding year. More >

January 25, 2017

It all started with a question. What was their story? Author Linda Barrett Osborne wanted to find out more about her great grandparents who came from Italy in the 1880s and 1890s to the United States — much like the English who settled in Jamestown, Virginia, in the 17th century. More >

December 6, 2016

We live in a noisy world. Where can silence be found? Does it even exist anymore? What do we lose without a bit of quiet? More >

November 10, 2016

We may never travel far from our own town or city; go to school with people of different backgrounds, have different families, live near a mosque or synagogue, or even eat at a restaurant that serves food from another part of the world.   More >

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