Blog topic: Education
“Once upon a time, words began to vanish from the language of children. They disappeared so quietly that at first no one noticed – fading away like water on stone.” Thus begins The lost words: a spell book by Robert MacFarlane. In 2007 a sharp-eyed reader noticed that approximately 40 words concerning nature had been dropped from the Oxford Junior Dictionary. Evidently they were no longer being used enough by children to merit a place in the dictionary.
“and there will come a day when people in the world will not smile at you. On that day tell them this: Yo soy Muslim. I am from Allah, angels and a place almost as old as time. I speak Spanish, Arabic, and dreams.” – Yo soy Muslim, Mark Gonzales.
It is a truth universally acknowledged that not all books find their reader. This February we invite you to come look at some of our "wallflower" books. They tell a great story and deserve some book love. Who knows you might find "the one" that makes your readerly heart swell.
Each year Cubberley Education Library gets many books for children and young adults which we list in our guides by various subjects, genre, etc. for our patrons. However, sometimes we get books that don't fit the usual categories. Here are two of them:
Join the quest to penning your own novel this month with the Stanford Storytelling Project and Cecil H. Green Library!
National Novel Writing Month, otherwise known as NaNoWriMo, is an annual, Internet-based movement where participants from all over the world write a 50,000 word manuscript during the month of November. Writers, both new and published, hype you during the process so you’re never alone during your creative endeavor.
There are days when staying in bed and pulling the covers over one’s head seems like the best course of action in an increasingly tumultuous world. At Cubberley Education Library we have put together a display of children’s books that we hope will inspire not only you but the next generation. Some of the titles are about giants in the fight against injustice such as Martin Luther King. Others highlight that one person who stood up for change. Please come read about the youngest marcher, Audrey Faye Hicks, or Lakas who protested the sale of the home where he and many others lived.