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Can We Talk About Ageism in Picture Books?

Deepening discussions around diversity in books for kids gives me tremendous hope for our world. Racism and sexism are being addressed in amazing ways, but ageism? Not so much. Aging gets a bad rap. But whatever their sex, skin color, … 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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Is Aging the Problem? Or Ageism?

Recently I was asked to write about the “why” of my efforts on A is for Aging—for activist Ashton Applewhite’s blog “This Chair Rocks.” It was a very personal post, not a picture book review, but I hope my reflections … Continue reading

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5 Stereotypes Positive Aging Picture Books Avoid

Why does it matter how children’s picture books present older characters and the aging process? In fact, those carefully chosen words and colorful illustrations of later life can create the older adult we will become. Yale University researcher Becca Levy … Continue reading

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A Recipe for Sparking Conversations between the Generations: Little Free Libraries!

A.) Refurbish one funky cabinet using creativity and found objects         B.) Add FREE books C.) Place in a community setting in need of said books… D.) Encourage interaction between young and old If the books you … Continue reading

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10 Positive Aging Picture Books for Pre-schoolers: Promoting love of life…and reading!

We all want our children to live long and healthfully, but did you know that merely tweaking the images of aging they’re exposed to could add years to their lives? The earlier the better when it comes to protecting kids … Continue reading

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21 Positive Aging Picture Books—Gifts for All Ages

Any child on your holiday shopping list would both enjoy and benefit from the gift of a Positive Aging picture book, but consider… If you gift one to an older adult such as a grandparent or older neighbor you are … Continue reading

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A is for Aging guest post on Cynsations

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Serving Seniors? 9 Reasons to use Positive Aging books

Reason number one? A collection labeled “Honoring Older Adults–Positive Aging Books for all ages” sends a clear message to all, no matter their age—this organization respects elders. Recently I’ve noted that about one third of those following A is for … Continue reading

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7 Positive Things We Can All Learn about Getting Older—from Picture Books

  “Birthdays are good for your health. The more you have the older you’ll get,” so goes the quote—from Anonymous. Well…that Anonymous is onto something, something important to all of us—by embracing positive attitudes about getting older, amazingly, we can … Continue reading

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