Friday, May 20, 2011

Friday Fun: Literacy, Book Festivals and Dolls

--Scholastic has just kicked off a global literacy campaign called Read Every Day.  Lead a Better Life.  It's always great to see such campaigns.  Best of all, there's an original art auction!  Twelve illustrators, ranging from David Shannon to Jeff Smith to Mary GrandPre, have offered up artwork that promotes reading.

--If you live in the Washington, D.C. area, why not check out the Gaithersburg Book Festival?  It will be held tomorrow, Saturday May 21, from 10am-6pm.  I plan to attend, to hear the great authors and take in a few panels.  Look for my report next week!

--Finally, this article has been making the rounds on the blogs, but if you haven't seen it, give yourself a few minutes of enjoyment by reading What Your American Girl Doll Says About the Rest of Your Life.

1 comment:

Ms. Yingling said...

And I would have been that parent who wouldn't buy the $80 doll. When I shared her outlook with my daughter, she said "Who would buy one? That's stupid." Indoctrinating works!