Childrens literature

UNICEF Compiles Data On Violence Against Children With – NPR – NPR

Posted: Thursday, November 02, 2017

A new report from UNICEF says that violence against children knows no boundaries. Among the statistics that back up that statement: Approximately 300 million children around the world between the ages two and four are subject to physical punishment or verbal abuse from their parents or caregivers. Every seven minutes, an adolescent is murdered. By the time they reach age 19, fifteen million girls have already experienced forced sexual acts,…

New science fiction and fantasy books to help you escape this holiday season – Ars Technica

Posted: Wednesday, November 01, 2017

reader comments 63 It is the dreaded season of airport delays, family “fun,” and long weekends spent in delightful locations with no cellular reception. That means it’s book reading time! Whether you want to fire up your brain or just need to escape, we’ve got a handful of new releases from 2017 in science fiction and fantasy that should keep you distracted for as long as you need. Sourdough, by…

Five Books to Make You Less Stupid About the Civil War – The Atlantic

Posted: Wednesday, November 01, 2017

On Monday, the retired four-star general and White House Chief of Staff John Kelly asserted that “the lack of an ability to compromise lead to the Civil War.” This was an incredibly stupid thing to say. Worse, it built on a long tradition of endorsing stupidity in hopes of making Americans stupid about their own history. Stupid enjoys an unfortunate place in the highest ranks of American government these days….

Once Upon a Time books Riverdale star as Zelena’s daughter – EW.com

Posted: Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Zelena is not returning to Once Upon a Time solo. EW has confirmed that Riverdale star Tiera Skovbye has booked a recurring role as Zelena (Rebecca Mader) and Robin Hood’s (Sean Maguire) grown-up daughter Robin. Robin is described as a “strong-willed former good girl turned rebel … struggling to define her identity. The daughter of powerful parents, she can never seem to escape their shadows, and it’s driving her crazy….

‘No children’: Pizza shop bans all kids because ‘it’s a liability and safety issue’ – Miami Herald

Posted: Wednesday, November 01, 2017

For Troy Taylor, it wasn’t an easy decision to ban children from his Tampa Bay restaurant. But Taylor said recent events forced him to do it. He told the Tampa Bay Times that his restaurant has a patio that is right next to busy traffic on a nearby road — and he fears what might happen if a parent doesn’t keep track of their child as they enjoy pizza and…

4 Books Written By Latinas That Will Help Recharge Your Hustle – Forbes

Posted: Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Syd Wachs on Unsplash Syd Wachs / Unsplash Fall brings with it a desire to want to end the year on a strong note, while also wanting to curl up and not think about anything directly related to a to do list. The balance of finding a weekend, or end of day activity, that gives you that motivation in an unimposing way isn’t impossible and at least through my personal…

Florida pizza restaurant banned children, and many are not happy … – Fox News

Posted: Wednesday, November 01, 2017

A pizza restaurant has made a polarizing decision to ban children from their restaurant after a scary event involving a child’s safety.  (iStock) A Tampa Bay pizza shop posted a sign outside its business last week – no children. The sign, written in all capital letters, quickly drew the attention, and ire, of many in the community. Soon after the new policy took place, a Tampa Bay Mom’s…

UNESCO declares Seattle a City of Literature | The Seattle Times – Seattle Times

Posted: Wednesday, November 01, 2017

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) announced Tuesday that Seattle has been designated a City of Literature as part of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network, joining a group of 28 international cities that also includes Edinburgh, Dublin, Krakow, Baghdad, Montevideo and others. The designation is awarded to world cities that have demonstrated a fervent interest in literature, publishing and other forms of written expression. Seattle is only the…

United Nations News Centre – UN Security Council urges more … – UN News Centre

Posted: Wednesday, November 01, 2017

31 October 2017 – Deeply concerned about the abuse of children in war zones, the United Security Council today – in a debate in New York which included Secretary-General António Guterres and his special envoy on the issue – urged countries and non-State actors to allow children access to education and healthcare during and post-conflicts. The Council said that it is…

Syria’s children – Aljazeera.com

Posted: Wednesday, November 01, 2017

The impact of six years of war on young lives Since the Syrian civil war broke out in 2011, more than eight million Syrian children have been affected by the conflict – out of which 2.4 million have become refugees in the neighbouring countries. The impact of the war on these young lives ranges from direct loss of family members and war injuries, to mental…

After years of campaigning, Seattle finally wins UNESCO’s laurel for literature – GeekWire

Posted: Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Seattle Public Library. Photo via Flickr user PsychaSec. It only makes sense that Seattle is now officially one of UNESCO’s Cities of Literature, considering that it’s home to the world’s biggest bookseller (Amazon) as well as America’s most well-read citizens (at least according to Amazon). One might even ask what took UNESCO so long: A nonprofit group called Seattle City of Literature has been campaigning for years to win recognition from the…

UNESCO declares Seattle a City of Literature – Seattle Times

Posted: Wednesday, November 01, 2017

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) announced Tuesday that Seattle has been designated a City of Literature as part of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network, joining a group of 28 international cities that also includes Edinburgh, Dublin, Krakow, Baghdad, Montevideo and others. The designation is awarded to world cities that have demonstrated a fervent interest in literature, publishing and other forms of written expression. Seattle is only the…

Syria’s children – Aljazeera.com

Posted: Tuesday, October 31, 2017

The impact of six years of war on young lives Since the Syrian civil war broke out in 2011, more than eight million Syrian children have been affected by the conflict – out of which 2.4 million have become refugees in the neighbouring countries. The impact of the war on these young lives ranges from direct loss of family members and war injuries, to mental…

UN Security Council urges more protections for children in conflicts – UN News Centre

Posted: Tuesday, October 31, 2017

31 October 2017 – Deeply concerned about the abuse of children in war zones, the United Security Council today – in a debate in New York which included Secretary-General António Guterres and his special envoy on the issue – urged countries and non-State actors to allow children access to education and healthcare during and post-conflicts. The Council said that it is…

Kevin Spacey’s brother: Our father abused us as children – Page Six

Posted: Tuesday, October 31, 2017

The allegations leveled against Kevin Spacey have dredged up disturbing memories about his childhood — as his brother said their father was a “Nazi child rapist” who abused them for years in their “house of horrors home.” Randall Fowler, 62, a colorful Rod Stewart impersonator, said he was not surprised that Anthony Rapp accused his Oscar-winning brother of trying to seduce him when he was 14, the Sun reported. Fowler’s agent, Bonnie…

Why have children’s Halloween costumes gotten so much better? – The Verge

Posted: Tuesday, October 31, 2017

In the early part of the 20th century, American Halloween costumes were usually DIY projects: homemade outfits for child-sized firemen, police officers, and clowns that looked quaint or even laughable by modern standards. As mass-produced plastics became common, the standard for children’s costumes changed, with stores selling cheap masks and plastic drapes with characters printed on them, as the basic standard costume. But today, you can head to your local…

Syria’s children – Aljazeera.com

Posted: Tuesday, October 31, 2017

The impact of six years of war on young lives Since the Syrian civil war broke out in 2011, more than eight million Syrian children have been affected by the conflict – out of which 2.4 million have become refugees in the neighbouring countries. The impact of the war on these young lives ranges from direct loss of family members and war injuries, to mental…

Five children and father believed to have died in Welsh farmhouse fire – The Guardian

Posted: Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Five children aged four to 11 are believed to have died alongside their father in a fire at a remote farmhouse in mid Wales. Three other youngsters, aged 10, 12, and 13, managed to escape from the fire at Pointyn Farm, Llangammarch Wells, and are being treated in hospital. Investigators are combing through the wreckage and are treating the fire as unexplained. Supt Jon Cummins said: “Dyfed-Powys police are continuing…

Why have children’s Halloween costumes gotten so much better? – The Verge

Posted: Tuesday, October 31, 2017

In the early part of the 20th century, American Halloween costumes were usually DIY projects: homemade outfits for child-sized firemen, police officers, and clowns that looked quaint or even laughable by modern standards. As mass-produced plastics became common, the standard for children’s costumes changed, with stores selling cheap masks and plastic drapes with characters printed on them, as the basic standard costume. But today, you can head to your local…