Lessons Learned from Black History: Particularly Pertinent to Present Times

Once again, I feel compelled to focus on diversity in my blog and book reviews. The news is dominated by stories of discrimination of people by their country of origin and/or religion brought on by an executive order. When the leader of our country shows disrespect to fellow human beings,... Read More

If You We Me and Lived in...Ancient China

Open a Book, Open a Mind

Friday is Multicultural Children’s Book Day so once again I would like to focus on diversity in children’s books. It was the main impetus for me to start my Barefoot Librarian business. My goal has always been to put quality multicultural books into the hands of as many children, parents... Read More

One City,Two Brothers

Reading Aloud: It’s Not Just For Youngsters Anymore

At this time of year when family traditions play such a big role, I am proposing that you reinstate one tradition you may believe your family and students have outgrown: read aloud time. I am 60 years old and I still love to have someone read to me!  I am... Read More

Don’t Gobble Up Everything You Read About Thanksgiving!

The story of Thanksgiving is just that - a story. There are differing views of the accuracy of the story of the “First Thanksgiving” in 1621. The accounts by the colonist who came to America and the accounts of the native people are often conflicting. If you would like to... Read More

Raves & Praise from educators and readers about Eve Panzer, the Barefoot Librarian:

Eve, the Barefoot Librarian has done a wonderful job at hand-selecting books for my three children, ages 3.5, 4.5 and 7. She considered their interests and reading levels in her selection of 23 titles. Some are bi-lingual, which is ideal since they are learning Spanish and English at the same time. All of the books are beautiful and some come with audio CDs, which they love listening to while having the book on their lap as we commute to school. What a wonderful way to get new books!

-Sharon M., Parent