Books are a way of getting away and seeing things from a new perspective no matter where you are, even more so if you don't have the opportunity to do so otherwise.
Frederick Douglass is one of the most important figures in American history, but many know little about the legendary abolitionist. In honor of Black History Month let's remember or newly discover the incredible life and achievements of Frederick Douglass.
When I decided to donate some books to schools and libraries in Sri Lanka, the country where I was born, as part of a trip from December 2015 to Janua...
On occasion we have these conversations about those other technologies that everyone else has. I wish it were a simple answer I could give him. But I find myself conflicted at times. Will he fall behind his peers when it comes to technology? I'm not sure that he will.
Unexpected turns of fate happen every day ... One day something propels us off our path and we find ourselves in a whole new world ... something w...
Through our #MaternalMonday online advocacy, we seek to create a tool and platform for health education for every woman and every child.
Illiteracy holds economies back. According to analysis it directly costs the world $1.19 trillion each year. This number is shocking enough in scale and is just the tip of the iceberg.
Carvent 'Leon' Webb II is the Founder/CEO of The Open Book Foundation based in Charlotte, North Carolina, a nonprofit organization in 2013 to bridge the gap between Title I schools and literacy competency.
Reading is the cornerstone of all learning. Students who are able to master the fundamentals of reading in the critical years between kindergarten and the fourth grade are better equipped to progress in their studies and succeed in all subjects: science, math, social studies, and the arts.
We all agree that there are schools in Africa, however the challenge is; how much are Africa's children learning in schools? Education is the key to...
The holidays have past. Millions around the world feverishly dreamt of what awaited them on Christmas morning. Behind the scenes the true unsung her...
Holiday wishes are a big deal for all of us, but especially for children. And for the children we see, we know how sacred a simple wish can be.
In an era in which we have a polarized country with political parties that cannot agree on much, there are many societal problems that can be addressed and/or improved upon if we, as Americans, all commit to service on a regular basis.
Wouldn't it be great if we could figure this out? Most of us muddle through the dilemma, trying to get it right and every once in a while there is a beautiful day when it works. I find myself yearning for those moments since everything feels so high-speed, creating demands and the need to always be rushing.
The statistics are troubling. Only about 16 percent of students in Harlem pass the New York State English Language Arts exam. And just 31 percent of children across New York City pass it. But one group is changing that.
Memories of our bedtimes don't go away. They aren't written down anywhere and sometimes it's a stretch to pull them up if we go looking for them. But once in a while a memory is triggered and comes rushing to the forefront, spilling over into our present.