I dare you to take the challenge. Join us for the 5th Annual Reading is Retro Summer Challenge. Just what is the challenge you ask? The challenge is to read 10 books in 13 weeks. Summer officially begins June 21st. https://m.facebook.com/events/1109248062434457 … Please join it, share it, invite your friends to this online event! Thanks. I’ll see you there.
This summer marks the 5th year…. Wow! I’m looking forward to your join. I am aware that many have been waiting for this annual event to actually pick up a book. Who’s ready to start reading? We began 5 years ago when I was living in Atlanta Georgia. The year was 2011, we didn’t select a group read…
2012- Running With Scissors
2013- Little Bee
2014- The Fault In Our Stars… The 2015 group read is ‘God Help The Child’ by Toni Morrison. For the duration of the challenge, please choose any titles, read at your own pace and join the group for the group read on July 5th.
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It’s never too early to begin reading to your little one! Studies have shown that babies en utero can distinguish the difference between mother’s voice and all other sounds! Children adore one on one attention. Would you like to cultivate within them a love of literacy?
Do these things now:
1. Read to your little one often. Just 15 minutes a day/night will expose them to new words, as well as new worlds.
2. Create voices for your characters. Give the book life.
3. With older, non-reading children (toddlers), begin pointing out the words of your favorite story.
4. Have your little one read to you? Imagination is second nature to a child. Encourage them to ‘read’ the story by looking at the pictures and telling you what’s going on.
Katandra Jackson Nunnally, CEO at FreedomInk Publishing
Y’all know me. Author. CEO at FreedomInk Publishing. Avid reader. Literary Philanthropist. I’m all about the words. What then is the one word I’d use to describe the 2015 Strut Awards? P-O-W-E-R-F-U-L. There was an abundance of beautiful, intelligent, sophisticated women. Women that are serious about elevating themselves and others. This came as no surprise to me. Although I have missed the past two annual events, I was fortunate to participate as an award recipient via the very first ceremony. Since then, each year that has gone by, some member of FreedomInk Publishing or the company itself, has been recognized for the literary efforts we’re putting forth in the world.
Dr. Darcova Triplett, the Mistress of Strut, is the mastHERmind behind the Strut movement. The motto: To walk in our purpose, on purpose, with confidence, competence and conviction.
Darcova is a Woman that exudes the very essence of the motto and she openly embraces the embodiment of the motto’s foundation when she recognizes the drive and determination in other women! FreedomInk Author, Courtney ‘Phoenix’ White, received an award for her literary awesomeness and for her strides in liberating women worldwide, sexually and vocally! Kudos to Phoenix on this award well deserved. Thank you Darcova for once again for offering FreedomInk that extended platform. Authors are a quirky bunch, but we are proudly doing our part to change the world through our fiction, nonfiction and poetry.
I personally was proud to be amongst so many amazing individuals. FreedomInk Publishing was a 2015 Strut Vendor. Several of the Authors attended the event and represented the company well. Thanks to Trinettte Collier, Dawn Miller, Mellie Miller and Courtney ‘Phoenix’ White for standing with me! And a super duper shout out to my husband. Jeremy, thank you for holding down the fort when the Authors dispersed and I made my way through the room, networking and mingling and supporting other vendors. You too are #TeamFreedomInk. Yes my Team is the best and as for Strut…
Darcova, I’m already making plans for the 2016 ceremonies and festivities. I know you’re gonna step it up another notch and the next Strut event will be even more P-O-W-E-R-F-U-L!
Y’all check out ‘Anybody’s Somebody’ by Phoenix, as well as the Author’s 2nd urban, erotic fiction, ‘Teach Me’. Both books are available now wherever amazing books are sold! http://freedomink365.com/the_books
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Enjoy the photos from this year’s event!!
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The open topic for discussion at the dinner table tonight, will not be the base of a new conversation. We’ve been talking about it for months. August 15, 2014, I married the most amazing man ever. He does not complete me, only I can do that… What he does is something even more spectacular. He compliments me! We make a great team. It’s no surprise that I couldn’t wait to share every aspect of my life with him. That includes domicile dwellings. Living areas. A home. A few days before Jeremy and I said, “I do.” we officially became ‘a couple under one roof’. The three bedroom, one bath was already pretty quaint. The space became even cozier with the new addition to our foursome; myself and three children. We soon set off on a mission to find more space. We needed it. Badly. We were practically on top of each other in the room we now shared. Not that I was complaining or anything. But our belongings were busting through the seams of our former (tiny) house. Not quite a full month into this newly married life and we found a larger place. Four bedrooms, two full baths. From one rental to another, however, the new landlord gave us all the information needed, if we should choose to buy. Well we’ve settled into a nice little renter’s groove. I think it happens like that a lot. Just rolling along. Renting happily until one day you realize that the house you’ve made a home is truly not your own. Yep. That realization will hit’cha like a ton of bricks. So we’re discussing the possibility and probability of becoming land/home owners. The idea of it all has me tickled pink. Now the question is, do we buy?
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