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Relationship Building

Here are some of the most interesting articles I read this past month. Please feel free to share these great reads with your friends, colleagues, and family. Let Children Get Bored Again I think that children should have unscheduled time in their day but I also think access to technology should be restricted. A child with […]

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4 Books to Celebrate Women’s History Month

In honor of Women’s History Month, here are four great children’s books that celebrate the power and ingenuity of women: “Shaking Things Up: 14 Young Women Who Changed the World”  by Susan Hood and illustrated by Sophie Blackall, Emily Winfield Martin, Shadra Strickland, Melissa Sweet, LeUyen Pham, Oge Mora, Julie Morstad, Lisa Brown, Selina Alko, […]

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Barbershop Books Monthly News

I hope you found a warm place to cuddle up with a good book during the polar vortex. Keep the winter blues away by being active, using bright lights inside, and of course curling up with a book. Thank you for helping us to inspire Black boys to read. Barbershop Books in the Media WOSU […]

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L.O.V.E.

Love is in the air and we are not just talking about Valentine’s Day. It is highly important to instill a love of reading early on in your child’s life. With that being said, here is an acronym that will help:  L – Listen to your child’s interests. Children know their likes and dislikes. Some […]

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“I Love My Skin!”

Your effort and enthusiasm directly influence students’ commitment to learning. We hope you find January’s articles helpful and inspiring in your fields, and in your roles as moms, dads, grandparents, aunts and uncles. Thank you for subscribing to The Irby Review. Here are some of the most interesting articles I read this past month. Revealing […]

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World Read Aloud Day

Can you guess what day is quickly approaching? World Read Aloud Day! It’s on February 1, 2019! This is one of our favorite days of the year because it celebrates the power of not just reading, but reading aloud with others such as your family and friends. Every year, on World Read Aloud Day, people […]

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Untapped Opportunities

There are lots of complex challenges facing America and our world in 2019, but I find so much hope in children and the inspired educators who teach them. Here are some of the most interesting articles I read this past month. Most Parents Are Not Involved Enough In Their Child’s Reading Education And the survey […]

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New Year, New Heights

New Year, new goals right? This is the time of the year when many set goals such as reading more books, exercising more often, the list goes on and on. However for us it is a new year but the goal is still the same – help young Black boys identify as readers. This is […]

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Why We Need to Step Up

Now that the cold weather has arrived, you should grab a cup of something hot (hot chocolate is my preference) and dive into some of the interesting articles I encountered this past month Beyond Battles, Boogers and Pranks A mother discusses her son’s growing interest in emotionally complex early chapter books with girl protagonists. She […]