Author: Meera Sriram

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The benefits of reading are indisputable and the task of raising a young reader is monumental. Here are some ways to help parents raise young readers. BOARD BOOK TIME – Babies and Toddlers You’ve probably heard it many times, but here it is once more, because it’s true: It is never too early to read…

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We are well-aware of the many environmental threats facing our planet. We also know that we as a species are entirely accountable. While it’s definitely not late as adults to start fixing things, it’s even more critical to raise a generation that will care better for our only home. Here are a dozen simple ways…

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Parenting is love. Parenting is laughter and tears. Sometimes, it’s laundry, and nagging. And at other times it’s a picky eater or picking up toys. But most often, in almost everything, it comes down to be about making choices.  Tough, nerve-wracking choices that demand time and research. When did parenting get to be mostly this…

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“Children of color, like my own, don’t ever see themselves in mainstream books, and I want to see them in the stories they read.” I talk about this on several platforms as a children’s writer and a multicultural literacy advocate in the U.S, where I live, and gain goodwill. Not too long ago, only an awkward…

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“Interesting,” commented the checkout lady noticing my tiny, black flip phone. “Yeah, I like to sort of hold on to this,” I smiled. It’s true – my basic cell phone leaves acquaintances intrigued. I carry labels like ‘luddite’ and ‘hypocrite’. Someone even called me out at a party to corner and prove me wrong. Living…

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Who is an Immigrant? Some people feel a compelling push to leave their country, they move out and find home elsewhere. Some others move and realize they left home behind; they get pulled right back in. And then there’s a third category, like myself, caught in a strong force of push-pull.What then do we call…