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11 Must-Read Books for AAPI Heritage Month

Posted by Oak Knoll School of the Holy Child on May 7, 2022 1:59:31 PM

Since 1992, the month of May in the United States has celebrated Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage month. May commemorates the immigration of the first Japanese person to the U.S. on May 7, 1843, and to mark the anniversary of the completion of the transcontinental railroad on May 10, 1869. (Most of the workers who laid the tracks were Chinese immigrants.)

One way we can teach children about Asian and Pacific Islander cultures, is through stories written from their unique identities, perspectives, and voices. 

Here are 10 powerful books you should read this year written by those of Asian American and Pacific Islander descent.

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Topics: reading

10 Powerful Books Written by Black Authors

Posted by Oak Knoll School of the Holy Child on Feb 24, 2022 3:17:20 PM

One important way you can honor Black History Month with your child is by amplifying Black voices and reading diverse stories. When reading literature about Black historical figures, consider who is telling that story. From Alice Walker to Amanda Gorman, we can celebrate and support Black authors by promoting more authentic storytelling that reflects real Black experiences, identities and voices.

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Topics: reading, history, diversity, equity, inclusion and justice, Black History Month

5 Ways to Help Your Child Fall in Love with Reading

Posted by Laura Perillo on Feb 13, 2020 4:11:14 PM

Many children are reluctant readers. They're uninspired by the content, struggle with vocabulary or are simply more interested in other things. It's possible your child has trouble putting down a book, but so many parents pull their hair out trying to figure out how to motivate their child to read. 

So, how do you ensure your child soars in reading without making it seem like another mundane to-do-task? By getting your child to fall in love with reading.

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Topics: elementary school, learners, reading

Must Read Books for Winter 2018-19

Posted by Meghan Hodgin on Dec 21, 2018 12:57:25 PM

Winter break is the perfect time to snuggle up with a good book for fun or continue reinforcing classroom concepts. The librarians at Oak Knoll School of the Holy Child developed a list of top winter reads that are appropriate for students in grades K-12. Whether it’s snowing outside or you’re just trying to decompress, the list of our top winter reads are both fun and educational.

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Topics: education, high school, elementary school, reading, middle school

10 Book Recommendations for Kindergarteners this Fall

Posted by Meghan Hodgin on Sep 21, 2017 4:25:45 PM

Kindergarten is an exciting year. At this point, we know your child can identify letters of the alphabet at random, write and recognize their own name and even listen to a story without distraction or interruption. This is the year to expand on those concepts, and we have put together a list of the 10 suitable book recommendations for kindergarteners this fall:

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Topics: reading

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