Girl Power!

Lately there have been some very exciting news articles about young girls effecting positive change in the lives of their communities, and abroad.

#1000blackgirlbooks reached international news with the inspiring story of a young girl from New Jersey who started a movement to gather books that weren’t just about ‘white boys and their dogs.’ She wanted to collect 1,000 books and surpassed her goal with the help of many generous donors:
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*image retrieved from http://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/feb/09/marley-dias-1000-black-girl-books-hits-target-with-outpouring-of-donations

Also in February, we learned of two teens in India who saved their district library from decay. They formed a girl-power coalition, and approached the district’s administration about not only saving it, but giving it a facelift. Read more about it from the Times of India’s article, “Girl power puts district library in revamp mode.”

Recently, more good news from India reached us about a girl who sets up a small library at her home every day after school so the children nearby can access books they would not otherwise have access to. Read more on this amazing story here.
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*image retrieved from http://www.buzzfeed.com/andreborges/a-9-year-old-girl-is-running-a-library-for-underprivileged-c#.djvQNkz3w

What amazing, fearless, inspirational stories!

The Best Positions for Reading, and How to Know if You Should Lend

As you can see from my Twitter feed, I just found a delightful post by the Times of India that prescribes the best way to position yourself for the utmost enjoyment of your book. 5 Postures to Read Books Perfectly sums it up quite nicely with information about leg height, foot support and more. For the best reading experience possible, check it out:
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This infographic will help take the agony out of that eternal question, “Should I lend them the book?” We have all wanted to lend someone a book at some point. We really want to share the insight that we gleaned from a certain book, and there are many factors that go into the decision to part with a book. What if they fold pages or damage the spine? Or, worse, what if we never get the book back? But they are such a good friend, and this book would really help them.. And so it goes. BUT, the infographic I found yesterday is a real help and I hope that the scenarios contained within it will help all of you in your future book-lending decisions. From BuzzFeed Books comes the wonderfully insightful, helpful infographic, “Should You Give Someone A Book?” created by Jon Adams.

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