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How to extend the attention span of your children.

Happy reading with the kids every day! http://www.4writer~Bette A. Stevens, Maine author http://www.writersandreaders.com 

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Mark Twain’s Use Of The N-Word In Huckleberry Finn

Mark Twain knew what he was doing! Find out more in this must-read article. ~Bette A. Stevens

Excerpt: “Bullying is an epidemic in schools. Analyzing all the harmful aspects of dehumanization by use of slurs of all kinds, and the crushing results such labe[l]ling has on its victim(s), seems a critical topic to explore in the classroom. If you care about the next generation, don’t take the expeditious and therefore cowardly way out by refusing to acknowledge such evils exist, dedicate yourself to teaching our children why something is wrong. Erasing words from a book won’t erase from any heart the poison those words reveal, only education and understanding can do that…”

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Happy Birthday, Beatrix Potter

Beatrix Potter—a pioneer in self-publishing and introducing picture books for young children! ~Bette A. Stevens, Maine author http://www.4writersandereaders.com

Thank You, Jim Trelease! – The Power of Reading Aloud to Children

Invest in our future…
READ to a CHILD today! ~ Bette A. Stevens, Maine author/illustrator http://www.4writersandreaders.com

Picture Books for St. Patrick’s Day

HAPPY ST. PATRICK’S DAY & HAPPY READING with the kids...
You’ll find some awesome books to help celebrate the day! ~ Bette A. Stevens, Maine author/illustrator http://www.4writersandreaders.com

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15 Words You Never Knew Came From Literature

Words, words, words… AWESOME! ~ Bette A. Stevens

When Shakespeare committed word crimes

GUILTY as charged! ~ Bette A. Stevens

Shakespeare’s King Lear on stage in London

Shakespeare’s messages never get old… ~Bette A. Stevens

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