Spend Christmas Day With 5 Holiday Romance & Family Authors – 5×5

Spend Christmas Day With 5 Holiday Romance & Family Authors – 5×5

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The Christmas season can be a great time for many but unfortunately isolating for others. This year we are all feeling the isolation. Not going on the trips we had planned, not seeing the family and friends we thought we would. We all need some coziness and warm feelings because, let’s face it, 2020 has not been the greatest year.   via GIPHY So instead of being a grinch this Christmas, let’s get into some romance, warmth and holiday spirit with 5 holiday romance & family writers. First up we have Sara Arden author of A Glorious Christmas. Madelyn Morrison …

Elderly Man Leaves 14 Years Worth of Books and Presents to 2-Year-Old Neighbor

Elderly Man Leaves 14 Years Worth of Books and Presents to 2-Year-Old Neighbor

Book Culture

If this story does not convince you to love thy neighbor, then I don’t know what to tell you.   In Barry, Vale of Glamorgan, a town in Wales, Ken, a neighbor to Owen and Caroline Williams for the last two years, on Monday evening, has passed, thus having his daughter deliver the news that presents were left for their two-year-old daughter Cadi to obtain fourteen years worth of gifts.   Image Via BBC.com (Photo: Owen Williams)   Mr. Williams couldn’t resist opening one of the presents, and it was a book, Christmas Eve At The Mellops’ by Tomi Ungerer.   Image Via Amazon   “She …

The Most Popular Club in This School Is a Book Club for Fifth-Grade Boys

The Most Popular Club in This School Is a Book Club for Fifth-Grade Boys

Book Culture

Truesdell Education Campus can’t keep its most popular books stocked. Boys crowd the library before the morning bell, students read in class instead of paying attention to their teachers. And it’s all because of a book club.    With the help of one of their administrators, ten fifth-grade boys started a book club at the school in Washington, D.C.’s Brightwood neighborhood, and it’s quickly become the most popular club on campus. The school staff struggles to keep up with their students’ book demand.   “The books that we read here, we can relate to,” said 11-year-old Devon Wesley. The book …

Meet the Man Who Overcame Illiteracy at 47-Years-Old

Meet the Man Who Overcame Illiteracy at 47-Years-Old

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According to a study done by the United States Department of Education, there are approximately 32 million illiterate Americans. Norman Brown of Bakersfield, California was one of these Americans, that is, until he signed up for tutoring at the age of forty-seven. Brown first fell behind his classmates in elementary school, but was able to make it through tenth grade.   “Back then they sort of set you aside. I don’t know how I got to the 10th grade. This is insane that I went so far in school.” In 2014, Central Connecticut State ranked Bakersfield the least literate city …