An Awakening Moment from A Wrinkle in Time

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From the book “A Wrinkle in Time” by Madeleine L’Engle, one of the characters, The Medium who resides in a cave, was asked to look through her crystal ball at the home planet (Earth) where the children Meg, Charles Wallace and Calvin were from. At this request, The Medium became very sad because she did not want to look at something so unpleasant.

Earth? Really? Unpleasant? I suppose I can understand why. If you never read the book, I suggest that you do. The twists, turns, and spiritual elements reflected in the book, clearly define those occurrences we experience in some form or fashion. The response from Mrs. Which, one of the central characters who spoke with a stutter, followed the comment made by The Medium with this: “There will no longer be so many pleasant things to look at if responsible people do not do something about the unpleasant ones.”

Point well taken Mrs. Which! I think that one response resonates profoundly in the world as we currently see it. Point well taken indeed.

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Get your Shelfie on for the Magic of Storytelling Campaign

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Only 20 days left to post your “Shelfie” for the Magic of Storytelling campaign y’all. What is a shelfie? A shelfie is a selfie holding your favorite book or taken in front of a bookshelf. Upload it and share with your friends and followers on social media using the hashtag #MagicOfStorytelling on Twitter or Instagram. Encourage others to share their love of books by sharing their shelfie.

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Now here’s the deal. For each shelfie posted on Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #MagicOfStorytelling, Disney will donate 1 book to First Book. Disney partnered with First Book to provide new books to help kids read, learn and succeed. This is your opportunity to join the Magic of Storytelling campaign, as Disney will donate up to 1 million books across all Magic Of Storytelling promotions to children in need through First Book.

Be sure to include the following tags in your social media posts:

#MagicOfStorytelling
@ABCBeInspired
@FirstBook (Twitter), @FirstBookOrg (Instagram)
www.magicofstorytelling.com
www.FirstBook.org

For more information on other ways you can get involved in the Magic of Storytelling campaign, click here. Chop, chop and get to it if you haven’t already. Books are ready and children are waiting!

Recommended Reads for Children

As we continue to celebrate National Book Month, Barnes & Noble offers recommended books for children, with the ability to shop by age or series. When children are taught how fundamental reading is to their overall development and are disciplined enough to pick up a good book to read on their own, that is one habit that will stick with them for the rest of their lives. There is absolutely no reason why a child should be in a state of illiteracy in this country, where there are so many options and resources available.

If someone is unable to purchase books, then the public library is a good place to start. Book swapping events, yard sales and flea markets are also good places to pick up books very reasonably. These are also great ways to recycle to keep used books out of our landfills.

Start building a library in your home today! Do it for yourself and your children. Good reading!
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