Tag Archives: Activism

5 Picture Book Biographies Highlight Older Role Models

Picture book biographies including the third stage of life offer huge benefits to young readers. Kids absorb adventure, perseverance, creativity and joy shown over the course of an evolving life. Unlike the majority of picture books with an older character, … Continue reading

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8 Acts of Kindness to Share with Older Adults

Guest post: Doing Good Together, Minneapolis, MN, and A is for Aging have similar goals and values. Here they share “8 Acts of Kindness & Stereotype-Busting Service to Share with Older Adults”  Let’s all make time to celebrate older adults, whether … Continue reading

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Poet: The Remarkable Story of George Moses Horton

Written and illustrated by Don Tate Peachtree Publishing 2015, ages 7-10 Topics: African-American pride, creativity, life experience, literacy, perseverance, poetry, slavery This award winning story begins, “George loved words. He wanted to learn how to read, but George was enslaved.” … Continue reading

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These Hands: An A is for Aging book review

  These Hands By Margaret H. Mason; illustrated by Floyd Cooper (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2011; ages 6-9) “Look at these hands, Joseph. Did you know these hands used to make the ivories sing like a sparrow in springtime? Well, I … Continue reading

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Lillian’s Right to Vote

Lillian’s Right to Vote By Jonah Winter and Shane W. Evans Schwartz & Wade Books/Penguin Random House (ages 5-9) In Lillian’s Right to Vote we learn about the Voting Rights Act of 1965. It is the 50th Anniversary of that … Continue reading

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6 Picture Book Bios Show the Joy of Long Lives

I’m a big fan of picture book biographies, especially since finding six that showcase the arc of a long life well-lived. And when the subject labors with joy and tenacity at a career that brings them happiness and satisfaction late … Continue reading

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Two Picture Books about Nelson Mandela, a Wise Elder

I was born in the same land, South Africa, as the esteemed Nelson Mandela, but I wasn’t very proud of that fact. Unfortunately, despite my family’s 300 year history in South Africa, we were of the white minority whose government … Continue reading

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Kiki’s Hat’s: An A is for Aging book review

In Kiki’s Hats by Warren Hanson, bright, colorful knitted caps make visible all the good that small acts of kindness can bring, and in addition the author shows us an older character to inspire all ages. Yes, Kiki loves to … Continue reading

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Older Adults as Elder Activists

Occasionally we actually see media coverage of elder activists. I say occasionally, not because older adults so rarely act for the greater good, but because the topics the media seem to prefer are often much less flattering to older people. … Continue reading

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Grandmama’s Pride: A Tool Against Both Racism and Ageism

The search for a true “positive aging” picture book is much like picking through a lovely box of chocolates—so many appeal at first, but then disappoint upon further “investigation.” But with Grandmama’s Pride, by Becky Birtha, there is no such … Continue reading

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