Join daBook Club for a discussion of some of the great stories in this collection of shorts Walter Dean Myers. These stories all take place on the 145th block in Harlem and feature characters like Big Joe, who wants to attend his own funeral, fine Peaches and her girl, Squeezie, Monkeyman, and Benny, a fighter on the way to a knockout.
It's Carnival season! Mardi Gras is a celebration of excess; the last chance to have some fun before the somber observance of Lent. More importantly, it's a good excuse to throw a party. People wear masks, make elaborate costumes, and throw parades. Children and adults alike line the streets to watch celebrities roll by on floats, catch beads, doubloons and other trinkets.
It is the perfect time of year to do some moon watching.The shortest day of the year is Dec. 21. A new moon is predicted for Dec. 24. A full moon should appear on Dec. 28.There are many books, children's and adult, which have "moon" in the title. Let the moon inspire you.