Brothers who read together stay together

There might be magic in children’s books as they have a way to settle down wiggly awkward boy bodies, commanding stares and stillness. Even the busiest little people find time to take in words, images, and meaning. I love how without prompting my eight year old will read to his three year old brother. There is literacy between them, huddled on the bed together, leaning over a book, my eight year old acting out the character voices with such fervor. For a few minutes there are no arguments, no rolling around on the floor, no jumping on the bed. There, two brothers, finding their way word by word, sentence by sentence, together.

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Categories: Education, Inspiration, Parenting, Writing

3 Comments on “Brothers who read together stay together”

  1. December 4, 2014 at 6:23 am #


  2. April 16, 2014 at 4:09 pm #

    This is a very powerful photograph. It challenges so many representations of black boys in American culture.

    • April 16, 2014 at 5:34 pm #

      Thank you and yes, yes it does.

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