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Book Life

Rachael Walker

In this special series, children's literacy consultant Rachael Walker and many of the authors, parents, and educators she’s met and worked with talk about how books have changed their lives, how to bring books to life for young readers, and how to enrich kids’ lives with good books. You can also visit Rachael at her blog, Belle of the Book.

November 16, 2020

The election of Kamala Harris as the first woman Vice President of the United States has had me both celebrating and thinking about women in history. It is cool that in the centennial year of women winning the right to vote, we elected a woman to this high office!

November 6, 2020

It seems hard at this point to not feel cliché talking about this time of great uncertainty we live in and the very challenging array of emotions we all are dealing with. I go from fearful and fragile to restless, helpless, then hopeful several times a day.

October 20, 2020

When Sharon Langley was born in the early 1960s, many amusement parks were segregated, and African-American families were not allowed entry.

October 15, 2020

September 2, 2020


"Books make great gifts because they have whole worlds inside of them. " — Neil Gaiman