November is picture book month and we invite readers of all ages to check out the display of picture books in Cubberley Library. Picture books are enchanting to look at, creating lifelong readers and instilling literacy skills from an early age. There is a website dedicated to encouraging everyone to celebrate literacy at http://picturebookmonth.com. Every day in November there will be an author or illustrator explaining why they feel picture books are important. There is also an activities link to a variety of authors' and illustrators' pages. For example, Jan Brett's link is a coloring book page related to her book The mitten : a Ukrainian folktale.
Celebrate Dizzy Gillespie's birthday with a wonderful new children's book at Cubberley Library about his collaboration with Charlie "Bird" Parker and the birth of bebop: Golio, Gary, and Ed Young. 2015. Bird & Diz. "BEBOP! Like riding a musical roller coaster, it'll make your head spin."
In 2011 the United Nations declared October 11th the International Day of the Girl Child. The U.S. branch is "an 100% youth-led movement fighting for gender justice and youth rights. Our work to dismantle the patriarchy and fight for social justice is rooted in girl-led activism across the country, using October 11th as a day of national action." For resources in Cubberley see these guides: