Earlier this month, a teacher friend called me to check on their read-aloud of the marvelous Martin Luther King, Jr. book, Martin's Big Words by Doreen Rappoport (and beautifully illustrated by Bryan Collier), and wondered
love conquering hate,
solving problems with nonviolence,
equality for all regardless of skin color, and
This week is Black Lives Week of Action (February 1 - 5, 2021) and I am missing being in the classroom, sharing special activities in celebration of this week. I hope that early childhood teachers and families are embracing this call. Our recent history, with the Capitol riot, shows how we can no longer afford ignorance.