Peek at these titles that underscore that perseverance and ingenuity pay off.
Little Melba and Her Big Trombone (Juv Bio Liston) by Russell-Brown, Katheryn - learn about a young musician who grew up to play, write, and arrange music with the likes of Dizzy Gillespie, Duke Ellington, and Quincy Jones; often she was the only girl in the band; as a a master musician, her music took her across America and the world
Emmanuel's Dream: The True Story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah (Juv Bio Yeboah) by Thompson, Laurie - this child from Ghana was born with one leg, yet he became long distance cyclist; so renowned for his grit, he eventually carried the Olympic torch, and became an advocate for the rights of the disabled; his message, disability does not mean inability
New Shoes (Easy) by Meyer, Susan - enterprising gals Ella Mae and Charlotte launch their own used shoe store after they were unjustly prevented from trying shoes on in a store during segregation...
Here are some books to encourage a child's reading appreciation:
Born Reading: Bringing Up Bookworms in a Digital Age by Jason Boog illustrates a program on how to raise kids from birth to age five, so they will love to read. It includes reading lists and advice from librarians and child development experts.
- Groundhog Day Celebration @ Libbie Mill, Tuesday, February 2, 11am. Preschoolers program includes learning and craft.
- Krafty Kids @ Tuckahoe, Tuesday, February 2, 3:30pm. Craft program for ages 3-9.
- Story Drama Workshop @ Varina, Wednesday, February 17, 11am AND @ Fairfield Thursday, February 18 at 10am. Family program. Register online for this acting workshop conducted by Virginia Repertory Theater.
- Paws to R.E.A.D. @ Tuckahoe, Thursday February 4, 4pm AND at Gayton Saturday February 20, 10:30am. Online registration required.
- Twilight Tales @ Glen Allen, Thursday, February 18, 6:30pm. Ages 3 and older please come hear a wintry mix of stories and make a snowy craft.
- Dominoes @ Twin Hickory, Friday, February 19, 3:30pm. Ages 5 and older will experience math and engineering games using dominoes.
Enlighten and entertain your youngsters with these: