5 Books From My Childhood That Still Make Me Cry

5 Books From My Childhood That Still Make Me Cry

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When I remember my mother reading these stories to me or paging through them under the covers in the dark with my tiny reading light, it brings a tear to my eye. Okay, maybe several tears. Alright, alright, maybe I completely break down from the overwhelming nostalgia. We should all take a look back at the five books that stole our hearts as kids.   1. Corduroy by Don Freeman     Image Via Amazon     The story of a teddy bear named Corduroy who lives in a department store and is missing a button. The missing button stops …

Viola Davis to Pen Sequel to Childhood Classic ‘Corduroy’

Viola Davis to Pen Sequel to Childhood Classic ‘Corduroy’

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There are so many treasured children’s books that are classics and staples in the homes of families around the world. At 27-years-old, I can still remember the delight I felt reading books like The Giving Tree or The Velveteen Rabbit and of course of course Corduroy, the story of a teddy bear searching for his lost button, written by Don Freeman in 1968. Today, the popular Corduroy is getting a sequel penned by actress Viola Davis.   Image Via caaspeakers   Davis explains that the original book was so important to her growing up because the little girl who befriends Corduroy, Lisa, is African American. …

Award Winning Actress Viola Davis Is Writing ‘Corduroy’ Sequel

Award Winning Actress Viola Davis Is Writing ‘Corduroy’ Sequel

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The actress responsible for bringing some drama to our Thursday nights with her scandalous show How To Get Away With Murder is putting aside the smoking guns and legal pads and is picking up a pen to write a children’s book!    Davis will be writing a sequel to the beloved children’s classic Corduroy, which will be released by Viking Children’s Books in September 2018.   Titled Corduroy Takes A Bow, the picture book will portray the adorable fluffy character’s first trip to the theater. Davis is certainly no stranger to the stage, having won two Tony Awards for her theatrical …