Motivation Mondays: I Have A Dream – #MLKDay

I couldn’t let this special day go by without posting something as a tribute to the great Dr. King.

Martin Luther King Jr activitiesPhoto courtesy:

A dear blogging friend said it all right here:

Source: Motivation Mondays: I Have A Dream – #MLKDay


For parents and teachers looking for appropriate picture books:

Martin and Mahalia by Andrea Davis Pinkney

The Cart that Carried Martin by Eve Bunting

My First Biography of Martin Luther King Jr. by Marion Dane Bauer

Martin’s Big Words by Doreen Rappaport

A Picture Book of Martin Luther King, Jr. by David Adler


And here is a website that provides many meaningful activities for kids.

And here is another.


And don’t forget, dear friends, keep on dreaming…because one day your dreams will be your reality.


All Different Now: Juneteenth, the First Day of Freedom

Is it Friday already? The days seem to fly by! The good thing is that it’s time for a Perfect Picture Book review and craft activity. Susanna Hill’s blog is the place to go to find a whole bunch of other Perfect Picture Book Friday entries.

Today’s Perfect Picture Book is a perfect book to read as we celebrate Martin Luther King Day on January 19th.

all different now

All Different Now: Juneteenth, the First Day of Freedom

Written by Angela Johnson

Illustrated by E.B. Lewis

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (2014)

Ages: 5-9

Themes: First day of freedom, slavery, family togetherness


Opening Lines:

“A June morning breeze off the port blew the smell of honeysuckle past the fields, across the yard, and into our room to wake us. And nobody knew as we ate a little, talked a little, and headed to the fields as the sun was rising, that soon it would be all different.” Continue reading