Fairy Tales and hope

“People do not cherish each other the way they should.”

“Fairy Tales for Life; A Collection of Fourteen Original Short Stories”  recently won first place in the Children’s Book category at the San Francisco Book Festival. Author Linda Champion shares the impetus behind her original fairy tales, which integrate our “real” world with the fairy tale world of magical creatures, and places. Listen to Julie Parker read one of the stories.

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Rap and students

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Andre Justice  (“AJ”) loves the ladies, and loves to rap. He also happens to have cerebral palsy, so he needed a little assist to achieve his musical goals. He approached Amaru Yawo-El (“Düc”), a special educational assistant at Luther Burbank High School, who also performs hip hop. The power duo have recorded some tracks, and plan on assisting other students with learning disabilities to sing, perform, and record rap with their Anybody Can Rap (ABC-Rap) 

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Reading, writing and floating logs

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916 ink has created an innovative and highly successful program engaging children in the reading process by first teaching them to write. This week, I interview a 916 ink board member and two students of the program, who also read a poem they have each written. And, we visit Crater Lake National Park.

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