Words have Power… to Inspire

Don’t let a day go by without using your words to fight inequality. It’s easier than you think. Share this week’s statistic or quote via email and social media to raise awareness about the power of words. Make education equality a reality.

Interested in hosting a book drive? We are now accepting new and used children’s book donations.

SPREAD THE WORD

This week’s shocking statistic:

The U.S. educational system has used disability categories to re-segregate students of color. Overrepresentation and disproportionate representation of African American and other students of color in learning and intellectual disability categories has persisted for more than 40 years.

Fight education inequality before it starts: www.wordrebel.org

WORD OF THE WEEK

Don’t forget to build your own vocabulary:

Aplomb: Self-confidence or assurance.

WORDS HAVE POWER

In honor of Veteran’s Day, a quote to live by:

“Death is the only wise advisor that we have. Whenever you feel, as you always do, that everything is going wrong and you’re about to be annihilated, turn to your death and ask if that is so. Your death will tell you that you’re wrong; that nothing really matters outside its touch. Your death will tell you, ‘I haven’t touched you yet’A warrior must focus his attention on the link between himself and his death. Without remorse or sadness or worrying, he must focus his attention on the fact that he does not have time and let his acts flow accordingly. He must let each of his acts be his last battle on earth. Only under those conditions will his acts have their rightful power. Otherwise they will be, for as long as he lives, the acts of a fool” Don Juan & Carlos Castaneda.

ACTIVITY UPDATE

In accordance with our mission to connect as many parents as possible to as many resources as possible to empower them to read from birth, we are now accepting new and used children’s book donations.

Find out how to host a book drive at work, school or your local bookstore. Clear out your old library OR buy new book(s) to mail us. What book changed your life or left a lasting impression into adulthood? You can change the lives of the children we serve with your newly purchased or long-time loved (used) book donations. I am happy to answer specific questions at joinwordrebel@gmail.com.

PARENT CORNER

SUBSCRIBE to receive one free downloadable book a week.

READ Very Hungry Caterpillar, by Eric Carle for FREE in a corner of your local bookstore or library.

BUILD VOCABULARY: Make a vocabulary book: Use an old notebook or fold over plain pieces of paper and keep track of all of the new words your child learns. Make it a game or challenge (maybe the reward is a new book or trip to the library!)

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