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This Teacher Bikes To Remote Villages In Afghanistan To Deliver Books To Kids

The Huffington Post | Chantelle DMello | Posted 04.19.2016 | Good News

For teacher Saber Hosseini, getting books to children in Afghanistan is of the utmost importance. Hosseini bikes to remote Afghan villages on weekends...

5 Easy Ways To Help Kids Love To Read

Jennifer Wolfe | Posted 04.18.2016 | Parents
Jennifer Wolfe

I've been helping kids create a love of reading for 25 years. Some days, I think I've nailed it. Others, it's more of a struggle.

A First-Timer's Guide To Enjoying Poetry

Diana M. Raab | Posted 04.16.2016 | Fifty
Diana M. Raab

Poetry is the voice of the soul and can unleash your subconscious mind. One of the many beautiful aspects of poetry is that it has the ability to tap into your subconscious mind. It also gives you an opportunity to loosen up and allow yourself the freedom to express yourself.

Marking Twenty Years of National Poetry Month

Jennifer Benka | Posted 04.15.2016 | Books
Jennifer Benka

What began as a modest effort (inspired by federally designated occasions like Women's History Month in March) to highlight the cultural contributions of poets, promote the sales and distribution of poetry books, and encourage the reading and teaching of poems, has become a phenomenon positively impacting the state of poetry in the United States.

How I Taught My Two-Year Old Daughter to Read

Charnaie Gordon | Posted 04.15.2016 | Parents
Charnaie Gordon

How did you teach your two-year old daughter to read? This is a question I've been asked several times over the past few months. My answer is always the same: I didn't.

5 Books That Influenced My Success Mindset

Lynn Daue | Posted 04.15.2016 | Books
Lynn Daue

These types of titles find permanent places in my personal library. Whenever I feel myself losing faith, getting off track, or generally questioning my deviance from the tried-and-true path, I pull out one of these five books to get back in the game.

Saying No to Naysayers on Your Path

Genevieve Piturro | Posted 04.15.2016 | Impact
Genevieve Piturro

On the road to fulfilling your true purpose you're not always joined by cheerleaders. Even those closest to you may not rally in support and you may b...

Reading In Public Is Not An Invitation For Conversation

Literally, Darling | Posted 04.15.2016 | Women
Literally, Darling

I don't know when reading a book in public became a signal that we're desperate for attention and conversation.

Learning to Read is Sucking The Fun Out of Reading

Rhiannon Giles | Posted 04.14.2016 | Parents
Rhiannon Giles

The birthday boy sat down beside my daughter as she opened a book, "The truck is yellow," he read smoothly. My brain started in on the comparisons; he...

The Reading Habits of Ultra-Successful People

Andrew Merle | Posted 04.14.2016 | Books
Andrew Merle

Want to know one habit ultra-successful people have in common? They read. A lot.

The Intrigue Of Fantasy

Mandy Jackson-Beverly | Posted 04.13.2016 | Fifty
Mandy Jackson-Beverly

Of the many books my mother read to me as a child, The Water Babies, by Charles Kingsley was one of my favorite. The story terrified me, and yet I cou...

The Campaign for Grade-Level Reading

Verelyn Gibbs Watson | Posted 04.14.2016 | Education
Verelyn Gibbs Watson

There's a long way to go between pre-school success and graduating from high school. We've heard about wonderful programs focusing on early literacy a...

Some Women

Emily Liebert | Posted 04.08.2016 | Books
Emily Liebert

On the heels of the release of my new novel, SOME WOMEN, I have a confession to make. Until two years ago, I hadn't exercised in over a decade.

Why I Don't Put Writers On Pedestals

Jennifer Garam | Posted 04.06.2016 | Books
Jennifer Garam

Our culture picks a handful of writers at any given time and celebrates them to no end. It's like the popular girls in middle school. Sure, they were pretty and knew how to rock high bangs and acid-washed jeans, but so did a ton of other girls, who weren't popular. So why them, and only them? It seemed/seems kind of arbitrary.

Technology in Classrooms Benefit Those Who Need It Most

Andy Bryant | Posted 04.05.2016 | Impact
Andy Bryant

This is a guest post by Worldreader staff: Kristina Lee, Manager, Programs and Partnership and Selena Garrahan, Assistant Community Manager. Students...

Ready to Fall in Love Again? Read a Book.

Toni Williams | Posted 04.04.2016 | Divorce
Toni Williams

Two people meet. They smile. They talk. They smile some more. The minutes turn into hours and the hours turn into days, and everything is blissful and...

'Me' Time at Work

Judith Bowman | Posted 03.30.2016 | Business
Judith Bowman

When we are fully absorbed in an activity, the mind tends to get focused and more pointed. "Me" time away from business-at-hand allows the mind to become steadier, quieter, promoting more awareness, harnessing new energy, becoming more attentive.

Inside the Mind of James Patterson

Cristy Bertini | Posted 03.29.2016 | Books
Cristy Bertini

With over 300 million copies of his books sold worldwide, including 114 New York Times bestsellers and 67 New York Times #1 bestsellers (a Guinness Wo...

Bookstore Laps -- It's What We Do

Angela Schonberg | Posted 03.25.2016 | Books
Angela Schonberg

Traditional bookstores offer a sanctuary to those of us searching to immerse ourselves in a new world of subjects or dive deeper into some of our favorite topics. They are local, communal areas designed to connect others to share stories and knowledge.

A Whimsical Look at Fallacies: Appeal to Authority Part 3: Leaving Plato's Cave, a Student Guide

Frank Breslin | Posted 03.23.2016 | Education
Frank Breslin

Fixed in one brief moment of time and place on an insignificant planet in a minor galaxy, we unaccountably believe that we are the navel of the universe, the measure of all things, the epitome of creation, and the Alpha and Omega of the Good, the True, and the Beautiful.

When All Is Not Right With the World

Genevieve Piturro | Posted 03.22.2016 | Impact
Genevieve Piturro

There are days we wake up and all is not right with the world. Somebody is wreaking havoc and it takes everything we have to keep going, keep looking for peace somewhere within us to find a way to make things better for ourselves, our family, our community and the world.

My Love Affair With Piles And Piles Of Books

Lori Duff | Posted 03.20.2016 | Fifty
Lori Duff

None of us know exactly how we are going to die, but if I had to take a guess now it would be that I'll get crushed to death under a pile of unread books.

Are You an Information Jerk?

Lydia Craig | Posted 03.16.2016 | Education
Lydia Craig

When it comes to knowledge, I'm torn. My librarian side wants everyone to read more, but my spiritual side believes moderation is key, and that too much of a good thing is just as unhealthy as nothing at all.

How To Read 100 Books A Year

Darius Foroux | Posted 03.15.2016 | Business
Darius Foroux

Does your reading list keep growing? Did you buy books that you've never read? It might be time to cross more books from your list this year than ever.

The Great Bond of Reading

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 03.10.2016 | Education
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

One of the joys of being a parent is to read to your child. We begin with picture books and slowly move on to longer stories with and without pictures...