Category Archives: Literacy

Imagireading Today! featuring Onyx McFly Saves the Day!

A few days ago I posted a meme on Instagram and commented underneath it that Onyx McFly and Trey Jones should totally hook up and tell the story of their union, one that would eventually lead them to being the best of friends. I joked about it but tagged both Crystal Johnson and Monica Mathis-Stowe hoping that they’d see an opportunity. If nothing else, they

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Imagireading Today! featuring Baobab Publishing Co.

Imagiread first featured some of the delights from the Baobab Publishing company some time ago. It was a little after we’d met the owner, Schertevear Watkins, and discovered her passion for multicultural children’s literature. Her company has to date published more than 15 reads, all promised to plant seeds of character, unity, wisdom, and love. And they do just that but in a “realistic” way.

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I’m Trey Jones and I Know It! is Imagiread Approved

Just a few days ago we released the latest episode of Imagireading Today! where I featured the Trey Jones book series. In the video, I proudly profess my love for Trey and all of his wondrous self-awareness with a blunder and a blooper neatly interspersed. Trey has that effect. He and his super-tall personality is what did it for me; I immediately knew he

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Imagireading Today! featuring I’m Trey Jones and I Know It! [Double Feature]

This week’s episode of Imagireading Today! is live and direct, waiting for you and your little ones to enjoy. Moving right along in our Children in History feature for the month, we took a look at a character that is near and dear to my heart because he is who he is and he knows it! He is none other than Trey Jones and

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The Reading Fun Continues…

  Multicultural Children’s Book Day 2017 was just 48 hours ago and the buzz is still going. People all over the globe chimed in with book reviews and activities that complemented several dozens of hand-picked selections by the #MCCBD team. Imagiread was overjoyed to have participated in the fun for the fourth year in a row and our pick was out of this literal

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Dragons Are Real…Foreal!

We started getting excited about Multicultural Children’s Book Day 2017 last quarter of 2016. We did because we’ve been fortunate to be a part of the movement the four years it’s been alive and well. There’s a ton of work to do where it regards the awareness of culturally authentic and competent reads in the marketplace for everyone, especially children, and MCCBD has done

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Family First with Revolution

I’ve always been a huge fan of Innosanto Nagara’s work so when I trotted to my office early one morning expecting a shipment of books from someone else and received his latest tale in the mail, I was ecstatic. Right away I could tell that the read would be dynamic. The cover alone was a force to reckon with. All I could do to

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Family First with Dr. Suess

I’ve yet to explain how Dr. Suess made a profound impact on my early love of reading. I have because much of it begins and ends with his work. And of course in the way he carefully crafted each rhyme bundled with jewels of wisdom. Through my adult life, I’ve come to know many of those adages as truth. And I’m grateful. Since gratitude

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Family First with Geneaology

Part of honoring our families in the present has much to do with understanding how our family has come to be. In many ways, identifying who long lost relatives were helps families to build upon their communal rapport and understanding of eachother. For instance, there could be a child in the family that is extra sensitive to certain foods and another who is really

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Sweet November

November is a touchdown month, it being one that celebrates so many causes all with good reason. First up, National Family Literacy Month, after our own heart. We’re celebrating this year with a vengeance, as we do every year, with more hands-on family literacy fun. Who knows? With our help families might just be able to cross entertainment off of their holiday shopping list. Second

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