Loribelle Lapaix

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Can you survive 24 hours without your phone?

Loribelle Lapaix March 9th, 2018

Sundown-to-sundown on March 9–10 is observed as the National Day of Unplugging. As a challenge, or rather “digital detox,” it is asked that we detach from...

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Celebrate National Black History Month with books & more!

Loribelle Lapaix February 2nd, 2018

On Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, I was excited to hear what my five-year-old niece and four-year-old nephew learned in school. When I asked them what they learned about...

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Multicultural books to help you celebrate notable dates

Loribelle Lapaix January 26th, 2018

I first learned about author Junot Díaz’s foray into children’s books via a Facebook post about his new book, Islandborn (due March 13, 2018).

Rosa Parks refused to stand

Loribelle Lapaix December 1st, 2017

On this date in 1955, Rosa Parks, a black seamstress, boarded a bus in Montgomery, Alabama and made history helping ignite the Civil Rights Movement....

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Celebrate #GivingTuesday with books

Loribelle Lapaix November 28th, 2017

Today is #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. Celebrated after the Thanksgiving holiday, Black Friday and Cyber...

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The benefits of re-reading books

Loribelle Lapaix November 9th, 2017

Have you ever re- read a book? Maybe you read it a long time ago and chose to revisit it or it’s just one of your favorites?

November is National Inspirational Role Models Month

Loribelle Lapaix November 3rd, 2017

Happy National Inspirational Role Models Month!

September 21 is the International Day of Peace

Loribelle Lapaix September 21st, 2017

International Day of Peace is celebrated worldwide on September 21 and this year the focus is on engaging and mobilizing people throughout the world to...

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May is Latino Books Month!

Loribelle Lapaix May 17th, 2017

Latino Books Month celebrates Latino authors and illustrators, books that highlight Latino culture and Latin American identity and promotes literacy amongst Latinos.

National Volunteer Week: Scholastic Reads

Loribelle Lapaix April 25th, 2017

In honor of National Volunteer Week (April 23 – 29), I will be sharing my experience as a Scholastic Reads volunteer. Scholastic Reads is the company’s...

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