Splash a little more coffee into your favorite mug and put your feet up—it’s time for a quick review from A is for Aging on FaceBook. In case you didn’t get quite enough “face” time this past week or so…
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- Inspiration on getting older to light up your weekend—
“I’ve enjoyed every age I’ve been, and each has had its own individual merit. Every laugh line, every scar, is a badge I wear to show I’ve been present, the inner rings of my personal tree trunk that I display proudly for all to see. Nowadays, I don’t want a “perfect” face and body; I want to wear the life I’ve lived.”
― Pat Benatar, Between a Heart and a Rock Place: A Memoir
(Thanks to “Aging Abundantly” for the quote)
- And great news about getting older also. Read the article 10 Ways We Get Smarter As We Age by Annie Murphy Paul here.
- Just in time for back to school days I spotted a newer picture book I’m excited to check out–My Teacher by James Ransome (Dial Books for Young Readers 2012). It’s about an older teacher (silver haired!) who has dedicated herself to teaching three generations in an inner city school.
Read a review by teacher Pamela Cramer on examiner.com here.
See if it’s in a library near you here.
If you’ve read it, tell me what you think–is it a positive aging picture book?
- September 8th is Grandparents Day! Actually the whole month in Intergeneration Month, so don’t panic. See my blog post “Six Great Ways to Celebrate Grandparents Day (that don’t involve greeting cards)” for ideas for families, teachers and librarians.
- The 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s inspirational “I Have a Dream” speech was recognized this past week. Take a peek at my book review of Grandmama’s Pride by Becky Birtha. It’s the powerful story of an African American grandmother who stood her ground and refused to ride the bus, along with thousands of others inspired by Martin Luther King Jr. in the 1950’s.
- “From the smallest personal beginnings to the largest human triumphs, why are we here if not to dream?” Read my review of Dream: A Tale of Wonder, Wisdom and Wishes. Dreams change with the years from childhood to old age as this award winning book by Susan V. Bosak of the Legacy Project illustrates.
Remember… “You’re never too old to set another goal or dream a new dream.”
Have a wonderful week!