Read Aloud Day:
March 5, 2014
Every year on the first Wednesday of March LitWorld's advocacy campaign for the human right of literacy calls worldwide attention to the importance of reading aloud and sharing stories.
Imagine a world where everyone can read...
World Read Aloud Day is about taking action to show the world that the right to read and write belongs to all people. World Read Aloud Day motivates children, teens, and adults worldwide to celebrate the power of words, especially those words that are shared from one person to another, and creates a community of readers advocating for every child’s right to a safe education and access to books and technology. Read more here.
Kristi's Book Nook takes pride in sharing stories that feature people and characters of color. As more writers of color are being recognized for their efforts, hard work and dedication, our children will be able to truly see themselves in stories they read and share. This is my dream, and I invite you to share and celebrate with me.
Celebrate Black History & Authors Every Day.
I am a parent, blogger, reviewer and a writer. Reading is important and I encourage parents and children to pick up a book whenever possible. I started Kristi's Book Nook so that I could share my book discoveries with you. What you will find are treasures that will inspire, educate and help readers re-think the possibilites of their world.
I write fiction and nonfiction books for children. I am a former contributing editor for the National Writing For Children Center and a book reviewer for Tiger Tales Books, The Children's Literature Comprehensive Database, National Geographic Kids, Media Masters Publicity and Book Pleasures. I was a parenting expert for Bizymoms in which I provided insightful articles on parenting and family life. I am a featured blogger at The Raise Foundation and had featured posts the first Monday of the month. I also love the art of the interview and create articles that capture the essence of human kind as well as provide important and helpful information to the reader at Ezine.
To help me achieve my goal of becoming a better writer, I am a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI), the Association of Children's Authors and Illustrators of Color (ACAIC), the Kansas City Writers Meetup Group, The Kansas City Authors Group and I have a certificate in Writing for Children & Teenagers from The Institute of Children's Literature.