Friday, February 26, 2021

Books For Children Age 4 to Adult


"Your Kids Aren't Too Old for Picture Books, and Neither Are You" article by Pamela Paul was in the February 20 New York Times. She is the author of the book How to Raise a Reader. Her message and spirit are precious and most informative for teachers and parents.

Having read many books to young people over the years, here are a few favorite picture books that young and old can enjoy:

Mixed: a Colorful Story by Arree Chung

The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs by Jon Scieszca

Dude! by Aaron Reynolds & Dan Santat

Wild Symphony by Dan Brown (author of The Da Vinci Code)

My Name is SANGOEL by Karen Williams, Khadra Mohammed & Catherine Stock

Friday, February 12, 2021

How to Deal With People Who Treat You Like Dirt

I first came across author Robert Sutton when I viewed him on a Daniel Pink video. I was immediately intrigued by the title of his book, The Asshole Survival Guide: How to Deal with People Who Treat You Like Dirt. 

Then, I was surprised to read the NYTimes  article “Michael Jordan: N.B.A. Champ, Marketing Legend and … Toxic Worker?” by Noam Scheiber May 16,2020 . . . Michael Jordan, no way, but after reading it, he is "yes way."

From Robert Sutton, a Stanford University management professor: “Every organization needs the ‘no-asshole rule’ because mean spirited people do massive damage to victims, bystanders who suffer the ripple effects, organizational performance, and themselves." Here he is speaking to a group of followers.