Childrens literature

Nobel Peace Prize Winner’s Message To America: ‘All Children Are Our Children’ – NPR

Posted: Monday, June 26, 2017

Kailash Satyarthi receives flowers from school children in Bangalore. Manjuanth Kiran/AFP/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Manjuanth Kiran/AFP/Getty Images Kailash Satyarthi receives flowers from school children in Bangalore. Manjuanth Kiran/AFP/Getty Images The man who fought to make child labor a crime against humanity came to Washington, D.C., last week with a message for America and its new president. Kailash Satyarthi, who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014 for his…

Nobel Peace Prize Winner’s Message To America: ‘All Children Are Our Children’ – NPR

Posted: Monday, June 26, 2017

Kailash Satyarthi receives flowers from school children in Bangalore. Manjuanth Kiran/AFP/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Manjuanth Kiran/AFP/Getty Images Kailash Satyarthi receives flowers from school children in Bangalore. Manjuanth Kiran/AFP/Getty Images The man who fought to make child labor a crime against humanity came to Washington, D.C., last week with a message for America and its new president. Kailash Satyarthi, who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014 for his…

TSA considers forcing airline passengers to remove books from carry-ons – The Hill

Posted: Monday, June 26, 2017

The Transportation Safety Administration (TSA) is reportedly testing new safety procedures that could require airline passengers to remove books from their carry-on bags when going through security lines, raising privacy concerns. The Week reported that the TSA began testing the new security requirement for books and other paper products at airports in Missouri and California earlier this month. The new screening process could require passengers to remove all reading material…

Nobel Peace Prize Winner’s Message To America: ‘All Children Are Our Children’ – NPR

Posted: Monday, June 26, 2017

Kailash Satyarthi receives flowers from school children in Bangalore. Manjuanth Kiran/AFP/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Manjuanth Kiran/AFP/Getty Images Kailash Satyarthi receives flowers from school children in Bangalore. Manjuanth Kiran/AFP/Getty Images The man who fought to make child labor a crime against humanity came to Washington, D.C., last week with a message for America and its new president. Kailash Satyarthi, who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014 for his…

Nobel Peace Prize Winner’s Message To America: ‘All Children Are Our Children’ – NPR

Posted: Sunday, June 25, 2017

Kailash Satyarthi receives flowers from school children in Bangalore. Manjuanth Kiran/AFP/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Manjuanth Kiran/AFP/Getty Images Kailash Satyarthi receives flowers from school children in Bangalore. Manjuanth Kiran/AFP/Getty Images The man who fought to make child labor a crime against humanity came to Washington, D.C., last week with a message for America and its new president. Kailash Satyarthi, who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014 for his…

Nobel Peace Prize Winner’s Message To America: ‘All Children Are Our Children’ – NPR

Posted: Sunday, June 25, 2017

Kailash Satyarthi receives flowers from school children in Bangalore. Manjuanth Kiran/AFP/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Manjuanth Kiran/AFP/Getty Images Kailash Satyarthi receives flowers from school children in Bangalore. Manjuanth Kiran/AFP/Getty Images The man who fought to make child labor a crime against humanity came to Washington, D.C., last week with a message for America and its new president. Kailash Satyarthi, who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014 for his…

Iraq Conflict Deadly for Children, Says UNICEF – Voice of America

Posted: Saturday, June 24, 2017

Embed code Copy and paste the embed code below. The code has been copied to your clipboard. https://learningenglish.voanews.com/a/3913160.html Pop-out player The continuing conflict in Iraq has brought destruction to many areas of the country. It also has had an extreme cost for families and children, as well. The United Nations Children’s Fund, or UNICEF, says fighting has displaced more than 1.5 million children in the last three years. Their stories…

It’s time to revisit Children of Men, whose near-future British dystopia feels achingly close – Vox

Posted: Saturday, June 24, 2017

Every weekend, we pick a movie you can stream that dovetails with current events. Old, new, blockbuster, arthouse: They’re all fair game. What you can count on is a weekend watch that sheds new light on the week that was. The movie of the week for June 24 to 30 is Children of Men (2006), which is available to digitally rent on Amazon, Vudu, iTunes, YouTube, and Google Play. Health…

Texas mom arrested after children die in hot car – CNN

Posted: Saturday, June 24, 2017

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Books: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, David Sedaris and more – Los Angeles Times

Posted: Saturday, June 24, 2017

Hi. I’m Carolyn Kellogg, book editor of the L.A. Times, with this week’s newsletter. THE BIG STORY “This book is not just an appreciation of our friendship or an acknowledgment of Coach Wooden’s deep influence on my life,” Kareem Abdul-Jabbar writes in his latest book, “Coach Wooden and Me: Our 50-Year Friendship On and Off the Court.” “It is the realization that some lives are so extraordinary and touch so…

Books: Events for week of June 25 – The Advocate

Posted: Saturday, June 24, 2017

Baton Rouge Sunday, June 25 Author Event: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., EBR Main Library, 7711 Goodwood Blvd. Shirley Weber introduces and will be signing her new book, “Just What The Doctor Ordered,” which is designed to build and strengthen relationships. There will be games and giveaways. Monday, June 26 Inspirational Book Club: 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., EBR Jones Creek Regional Branch Library, 6222…

Five electrocuted at Turkish water park including three children – Telegraph.co.uk

Posted: Friday, June 23, 2017

Employees at the water park, 93 miles east of Istanbul, later cut power at the resort. All five were rushed to a hospital in Akyazi but could not be saved. Two other people were hurt after touching metal railings near the pool, the reports said.  The children who died were aged 12, 15 and 17. Police officers were conducting an investigation into what caused the electrocutions, Dogan reported. It added,…

Texas Nurse Suspected of Killing Up to 60 Children Is Charged With Murder – New York Times

Posted: Friday, June 23, 2017

The new indictments come ahead of her scheduled mandatory release from prison in March 2018. The grand jury recommended a $1 million bond, and she will be extradited to a jail in Bexar County to await another trial, said Nicholas LaHood, the district attorney for Bexar County. Photo Nurse Genene Jones, second from right, was escorted to the Williamson County courthouse, in Georgetown,Texas, in February 1984, where she was sentenced…

Divebombing seagulls trap ‘terrified’ children inside during hottest … – Telegraph.co.uk

Posted: Friday, June 23, 2017

Schoolchildren have been shut indoors during the hottest day of the year because of menacing seagulls. Ysgol Eifion Wyn in Porthmadog, Wales has been forced to keep children off the playground during break-time at least twice this week as herring gulls have been swooping around the heads of parents, teachers and kids. The divebombing seagulls have left the school in “lockdown”, in fear of their sharp beaks. The situation is so…

Events for Children in NYC This Week – The New York Times – New York Times

Posted: Friday, June 23, 2017

Photo Mei and two woodland spirits called totoros in the 1988 Hayao Miyazaki film “My Neighbor Totoro.” Credit Studio Ghibli/Gkids, via Fathom Events Our guide to cultural events in New York City for families with children and teenagers. BUG DAY at the New York Hall of Science (June 24, noon to 4 p.m.). Summer inevitably brings insects. So if you can’t beat ’em, join ’em. Or eat ’em. You can…

Emma Watson is leaving copies of ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ around Paris – CNN

Posted: Thursday, June 22, 2017

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DCF’s New Strategy: Treating Children And Families In Their Own Homes – Hartford Courant

Posted: Thursday, June 22, 2017

Last May, Samantha Collins’ drug use, legal problems and dealings with the Connecticut Department of Children and Families forced her to strike a bargain with the agency. In return for allowing social workers to come into her home three times a week to help her stay off drugs, improve her parenting and learn the practical skills needed to function as an adult, DCF would not remove her children. The 26-year-old…

Parents of children with autism respond to Pauline Hanson: ‘This is not the 1960s’ – The Guardian

Posted: Thursday, June 22, 2017

On Wednesday the One Nation leader, Pauline Hanson, suggested children with autism should be removed from mainstream classrooms because other students were being held back. Parents and education experts were quick to condemn the comments, here four parents tell their own stories of how mainstream schooling has helped their children. Emma Husar MP, Penrith, New South Wales My son Mitch was diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder when he was 18…

Protect children from online cosmetic surgery apps, say campaigners – The Guardian

Posted: Thursday, June 22, 2017

Children as young as nine are the target of cosmetic surgery apps and makeover games that are likely to make them feel dissatisfied with their own faces and bodies, a new report warns. The Nuffield Council on Bioethics is calling for social media sites to investigate the apps and take them down, warning that they have a pernicious effect on the young, who may be tempted to go under the…

Pauline Hanson refuses to apologise for comments about children with autism – The Guardian

Posted: Thursday, June 22, 2017

Pauline Hanson has refused to apologise for her comments about children with disability and autism, saying she had been “taken out of context” and was a victim of political point-scoring. Education experts were quick to condemn Hanson on Wednesday after the One Nation leader said teachers were devoting too much time to children with disabilities, to the detriment of other students. “I hear so many times from parents and teachers…