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Hispanic Heritage Month First Book Tweet Chat

When: September 22, 2014 at 2:30p EST

What:  An hour-long conversation for partners and friends of First Book to share the activities they’ve planned to honor and celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month.

Join the conversation by using the hashtag #CelebrateHHM!

Who: Hosted by First Book

We invite all friends of First Book - corporate partners, nonprofit partners, educators, program developers, and anyone who follows us on social media!

We’ll discuss:

Q1) What are you as an individual or as an organization doing to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month?

Q2) Why do you think Hispanic Heritage Month and activities to celebrate Hispanic American and Latinos are important for young Latinos? Non-Latino kids?

Q3) Can you share any resources you use to source ideas for books and activities to celebrate Hispanic Heritage?

Q4) What do you or your organization plan to do outside of Hispanic Heritage Month to continue to celebrate the contributions, heritage and culture of Hispanic Americans and Latinos?

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Make your own dot on the world!
Author & Illustrator Peter H. Reynolds created International Dot Day to celebrate creativity.
Today is International Dot Day, but celebrations go on through October! If you need some inspiration of how to celebrate, grab a copy of the book & checkout http://www.thedotclub.org/dotday/
This picture, along with many amazing dots, was found here.

Make your own dot on the world!

Author & Illustrator Peter H. Reynolds created International Dot Day to celebrate creativity.

Today is International , but celebrations go on through October! If you need some inspiration of how to celebrate, grab a copy of the book & checkout

This picture, along with many amazing dots, was found here.

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humansofnewyork:

"I want to be an engineer.""What advice would you give other engineers?""If you build a house that collapses, you’re going to get arrested. So you need to keep using the pendulum to make sure that everything is straight. Also, your cement mix has to be strong. You also need to be careful with the builders that you hire, or they will steal the cement from you.”"What sort of building would you build?""A factory that makes new books, so that everyone can have new books for school. All of my books are old and have writing in them."(Entebbe, Uganda)


So moved by this young man’s hunger for quality education.

humansofnewyork:

"I want to be an engineer."
"What advice would you give other engineers?"
"If you build a house that collapses, you’re going to get arrested. So you need to keep using the pendulum to make sure that everything is straight. Also, your cement mix has to be strong. You also need to be careful with the builders that you hire, or they will steal the cement from you.”
"What sort of building would you build?"
"A factory that makes new books, so that everyone can have new books for school. All of my books are old and have writing in them."

(Entebbe, Uganda)

So moved by this young man’s hunger for quality education.

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Today is the last day of the #ISupportMalala Twitter Campaign.
These last three weeks, in honor of the recent release of I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up For Education and Changed the World, Little, Brown Young Readers have donated a book to children in need every time a tweet to @lbkids with the hashtag #ISupportMalala was posted.
We hope to have hit 200,000 donated books by the end of today! Thank you to all who sent out 1 tweet to donate 1 book!
There’s still time to show your support of an education for all - just write your own #ISupportMalala tweet to @lbkids or copy & paste the message below into your Twitter status update before 11:59 p.m. EST tonight!


#ISupportMalala! Tweet @lbkids with the hashtag and 1 book will be donated @firstbook to a child in need. http://iammalala.pgtb.me/c4s4rd

Today is the last day of the #ISupportMalala Twitter Campaign.

These last three weeks, in honor of the recent release of I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up For Education and Changed the World, Little, Brown Young Readers have donated a book to children in need every time a tweet to @lbkids with the hashtag #ISupportMalala was posted.

We hope to have hit 200,000 donated books by the end of today! Thank you to all who sent out 1 tweet to donate 1 book!

There’s still time to show your support of an education for all - just write your own #ISupportMalala tweet to @lbkids or copy & paste the message below into your Twitter status update before 11:59 p.m. EST tonight!

#ISupportMalala! Tweet @lbkids with the hashtag and 1 book will be donated @firstbook to a child in need. http://iammalala.pgtb.me/c4s4rd

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