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One of my passions in life is youth literacy. I believe that when children learn to read and love books at an early age, they have a huge advantage in life. Because of this, I would like to do my part by helping kids see how fun reading can be and to encourage them to read every day.
I will be going to schools and community organizations to read to kids and share some of my favorite children's books. If you're a teacher or community organizer and want me to come read to your kids, you can email your request.
March 12, 2012 maks the 100th birthday of the Girl Scouts. The Girl Scouts have been a huge part of my life. I was a Brownie, Junior, and Cadette Girl Scout, and then I spent many years as a Girl Scout leader. And, I'm a Lifetime Member. Can you tell I love them!
To celebrate, a new book came out in January about the founder of the Girl Scouts, Juliette Low, called Here Come the Girl Scouts by Shana Corey.
From Childrens Book Almanac:
In Here Come the Girl Scouts!: The Amazing All-True Story of Juliette "Daisy" Gordon Low and Her Great Adventure, Shana Corey provides a fitting tribute for the 100th anniversary of the Girl Scouts by writing a history of both Daisy and her amazing organization. Brilliant at conveying just enough information for the four- through ten-year-old crowd, Corey begins her saga with a single sentence "Daisy was a girl with gumption." And then the opposite page provides definitions of this tantalizing word. Rather than sitting around doing needlework, Daisy wants excitement and adventure, and because she grows up in a privileged family, she can realize some of her dream. She rides elephants in India and flies in a monoplane. But only in her fifties, when she founds the Girl Scouts, does Daisy find her true life's work.
Happy 100th Girl Scouts! You will always be a part of me!