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‘Roma’ and Personal Reflections on Guatemala and Child Aid

This blog post was crafted by Global Grandmothers board member, Sarah Pruden. Winner for best foreign language film at this year’s Oscars, Roma, based on the director’s childhood, takes place in an upper-middle class area of Mexico City in 1970 – ‘71. It brought me back to my summer in Guatemala in 1974, the seeds […]

‘All the Light We Cannot See’ by Anthony Doerr – how to be kind to one another against all odds

This post is the next installment of our initiative to showcase some of the beautifully written or illustrated books for children. We strive to highlight books on our website that will help create the next generation of global citizens by exploring these themes: Generosity Caring for others Multiculturalism Empowerment and perseverance Although I see all […]

Inspiring the Next Generation to Wonder

There are so many beautifully written and illustrated books for children!  We chose books for our website that will help create the next generation of global citizens by exploring these themes: Generosity Caring for others Multi-culturalism Empowerment and perseverance I see all four of these themes in WONDER as integral to the author’s emphasis on choosing […]

#GivingTuesday is back! On 11/27 – Double Your Impact!

#GivingTuesday is November 27th this year.  Facebook and PayPal have generously offered to match up to $7 million of funds raised for US nonprofits on Facebook. Donations will be matched up to $50,000 per nonprofit, with a max of $1,000 per donation, until the $2 million in matching funds run out.   On Tuesday, 11/27, your […]

The Power of Reading for Children

All of us and many of you love children’s books.  This sentiment is validated monthly when we look at our online metrics  – one of the most popular pages on our site is the page that features children’s book recommendations.  Obviously, there are many beautifully written and illustrated books for children, too many to document […]

Gratitude for Mother’s in May – A Tribute to Nurse-Family Partnership and Mothers Everywhere

As April turns to May, some of us look forward to the weather heating up, others may eagerly await blooming flowers, and some may anticipate the baseball season entering its second month! One thing we all have in common, however, is the celebration of mothers on Mother’s Day. When the sun is shining and flowers […]

Vulnerable Children, Climate Change, and the Need to Act

During rainy days, it’s easy to think about the weather but often harder to think about the changing climate. Yet our rapidly changing climate that poses the immediate threat to the health and well-being of many children around the world. What are the impacts of climate change and, importantly, how does climate change affect vulnerable […]

A Rising Tide Lifts All Boats – “Black Panther” and Philanthropy

The success of the beautiful new film, Black Panther, has many storylines. For one, it’s the most successful opening weekend for a movie directed by an African-American. It’s also the first superhero movie to feature a predominantly African-American cast. It’s also both visually and narratively a beautiful multifaceted film. While it may be part of […]

Ring in the New Year with Increased Awareness – Human Trafficking

January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month.  An issue that is often underreported, human trafficking is a major global crisis. Organizations like the Polaris Project bring much-needed awareness to the magnitude of the problem. Most succinctly defined as true modern-day slavery, human trafficking robs human beings of their freedom and is present around the globe including the […]

New Children’s Book Recommendations!

In response to the thousands of people who use our children’s book lists, we periodically add titles that make wonderful gifts for the holidays or for any occasion. These books, chosen to help develop the next generation of global citizens, are arranged by age appropriateness. Mama Miti, Donna Jo Napoli (Illustrated by Kadir Nelson) Ages […]

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