Today is January 28th, but starting last night on the 27th, the Birthday of the trees, aka Tu BiShvat began, on the Hebrew calendar. This day celebrates all fruit-bearing trees, inclusively, just as our society must become more fully inclusive for all of us. Especially public libraries: they need to be safer places, where kids can study quietly, sit in safety, and find the help they need, not just for homework, but for life, in peace and acceptance.
Children, especially abused children, need to be included even more intentionally, as so many fruits are included in the celebration of today’s Jewish holiday, for are we not all trees?
(or, in the words of a certain film: “… we are all fruits.”)
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone: my review
Upon reading again, I see that she uses the omniscient story-tellers voice more than I thought, in the first book, to excellent effect.
I find it amazing that Rowling managed to include child neglect, child abuse or bullying, ptsd and drugs all in one book, without coming off as preachy, and even giving it a happy ending. Then, managing to get kids to read it!
I only hope that my WIP can accomplish half as much, one day.
So, it turns out that the sort of fruit that we bear may well depend on the sort of soil in which we were planted, and the kind of water we received when young, yet each year, we can bear new fruit, even be transplanted into new soil…
1.) Search for two different sources related to library funding and whether social workers are also stationed in public library branches in your area.
2.) Share them with us in the comments, here, please.
3.) Share your thoughts on how a calendar based on the Holocene Epoch might help, or hinder, inclusive thinking,
4.) Write a book, blog post or tweet that uses an alternate calendar, tells a good story, and makes a difference. I’m working on that through my historical fantasy #WiP, #WhoByFireIWill. If you write a book, once published, please consider donating to your local public library.
Dear Readers, ideas on learning, especially multiple #LanguageLearning, on-going education and empathy-building, to #EndPoverty, #EndHomelessness, #EndMoneyBail & achieve freedom for All HumanKind?
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2. #ProBono legal aid and Education,
3. #UniversalHealthCare, and
4. good #publictransport
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