Tag Archives: Keila V. Dawson

February 04

There Is No Planet B: Ten Books about Global Warming for Young Readers by Keila V. Dawson

As children witness and or experience catastrophic weather events, they may become anxious and overwhelmed by emotions. Being sad, stressed, concerned, and fearful about the future because of environmental disasters is called eco-anxiety. Lindsay, Jeanette, and I collaborated on another poetry anthology, NO WORLD TOO BIG, for kids with big feelings and questions. We wanted […]

January 16

History’s Unsung Heroes + A Three-Book Bundle Giveaway by Keila V. Dawson

Kids know about heroes. They are introduced to superheroes at a very young age, play with superhero toys, and imagine themselves saving the world. In school, students learn about history’s real life heroes. They read books that use the narrative structure of the hero’s journey. Plot is used to teach cause and effect. And they […]

October 30

10 Picture Books to Introduce Young Readers to Activism by Keila V. Dawson

Unless you live under a rock, it’s hard not to notice that activism is on the rise. And kids have likely witnessed marches and or demonstrations on TV or in their own neighborhoods. Some may have even participated in protests. So, how do we engage young readers in the topic? At what age do we […]