Sticking with Your Story, a Journey of Persistence

“Dream with ambition, lead with conviction, and see yourself in a way that others might not see you, simply because they’ve never seen it before.”   – Vice President Kamala Harris   From the day we are born, a blank page unfurls before us, ready and waiting for us to tell our story. Some folks, however, allow … Read more

For Women’s History Month, Learn About Persistence from Lois Lowry, Grace Lin, and Janae Marks.

 “All the stories that you read, they will help you someday. They will give you the strength to get you through something someday.”  Three writers at three different stages in their careers each share stories – the struggles and the triumphs – of their journey to becoming successful writers.  Lois published her first book at age … Read more

Persistence: Doors, Maps, and Folding Chairs

Dr. Rudine Sims Bishop pioneered the philosophy that children’s literature should serve as “mirrors, windows, and sliding glass doors.” Books should allow children to see themselves, see others, and enter new worlds. Thankfully, we are now hearing more and more about the role of mirrors providing representation and validation, and windows building empathy. But, as … Read more