Chinle Planting Hope Mural

painting the mural for Chinle Planting Hope

Adrian Thompson (Navajo) and volunteers are adding a 9 foot by 80 foot mural to the Thrift Store Wall, part of the Chinle Planting Hope and Read at Home projects in Chinle, Arizona. What’s this project all about?

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Why do we paint murals?

Big. Murals are big. Bright. A building becomes a canvas of story, of color, Powerful swooping swirls of yellow, orange, red.

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Read at Home: a New School Year

Selecting books

Approximately 450 subscriptions of Highlights’ High Five children’s “learning and literacy” magazine will begin arriving at schools on a variety of tribal nations.

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Memorial Day 2022

National Native American Veterans Memorial

This weekend the sacrifices made by our soldiers and veterans are especially real and poignant as we realize the terror and destruction of war happening in Ukraine.

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Read at Home

boy reading Highlights

This weekend will celebrate a bookmobile becoming a reality. Our early literacy nonprofit, Read at Home, has worked with Chinle Planting Hope, to get this bookmobile on the road.

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Walking Grandma Home

Walking Grandma Home

Looking forward to Walking Grandma Home being available to children and families, January 10, 2023, from Zonderkidz.

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Jane Yolen

Jane Yolen

Can you tell us how your recent book When Nana Dances came to be? My co-author on this book, Maddison Stemple-Piatt, is my granddaughter. She was ten years old, in ballet…

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We Belong, a Book Recommendation

We Belong

In We Belong, with bright digital illustrations and a bouncy, engaging rhythm, Laura Purdie Salas introduces the reader to the many ways we are different as well as the many ways we all belong.

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Nikki Grimes

Nikki Grimes

When I asked Nikki to take part in my National Poetry Month celebration, I knew the possibilities of books to discuss were many. Nikki writes in poetry and sometimes prose, from picture books to middle grade novels to young adult books.

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Sensory Images and Metaphor

Eagle flying

Working with students in their classroom, after talking about creating sensory images and the use of metaphor, I read one of my favorite poems, “Seven Ways of Looking at Eagles,” written by Tonia Scabby Face, Lakota, a middle-school student at Red Cloud Indian School.

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