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Top 6 Tools for Authors

Top 6 Tools for Authors

How can you make your work, and thus your life, as an author easier? What tools and resources do you need on hand to streamline your process? Today, I am sharing six tools that I use regularly - the best part is that all of these are on my phone so they’re always at my fingertips! 

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Getting the Kids to Read!

Getting the Kids to Read!

So the number one question authors on Instagram get is this: how can I get my child to love reading? While it’s a very frequently asked question, it’s also one of the most fun to answer because there are oh, so many ways. If you love books yourself, this will come so naturally to you and you’re probably already halfway there. But let’s say you’re one of those people who only read for homework, is there still hope for your kids? 

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Diversity in Children’s Books

Diversity in Children’s Books

You probably still remember the books that filled your shelves as a child. Rows and rows of colorful spines with the same white-washed stories. Characters named Jill and Jane and Sam and George, white Christmases and blue skies. Compelling stories that sucked you in but subconsciously made your experiences seem less important. How old were you when you realized this? What happened when and if you tried to change this?

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Diversify Your Bookshelves And Toy Chests

Diversify Your Bookshelves And Toy Chests

By now, I hope you’ve educated yourself on the importance of a diverse bookshelf (and toy chest!). Children need to see themselves, as well as children who look different and have greatly different experiences, reflected in the books they read. This builds confidence and empathy and prepares them to live harmoniously in the diverse world outside your home. 

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How To Make Eid Special For The Kids

How To Make Eid Special For The Kids

MashaAllah, it has been a beautiful month for you filled with light and peace. The time has come for us to celebrate ourselves and each other. It's almost Eid! The current situation means a mixture of excitement and apprehension as Eid is always a time for joy, but this year will be so different than what we are used to. 

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