About Book Dads...❖ History❖ Mission is twofold: ❖ Review books showing fatherhood in a positive light ❖ Promoting literacy by reviewing books dads can share with their kids
Reading is our passion...❖ Often times, this is our primary reason for becoming a book blogger.
My story...❖ http://literacytoolbox.com/ literacytoolbox/?p=1220❖ You think your pains and heartbreaks are unprecedented in the history of the world, but then you read. It was books that taught me that the things that tormented me were the very things that connected me with all the people who were alive, or who have ever been alive. ~ James Baldwin
Building a better world❖ Books are the carriers of civilization. Without books, history is silent, literature dumb, science crippled, thought and speculation at a standstill. They are engines of change, windows on the world, lighthouses erected in the sea of time. ~ Barbara W. Tuchman❖ Simply by having a book blog (ex: Inspiring others to read)❖ Books we choose to review❖ Promote the work of non-proﬁt organizations
Books we choose to review❖ Review: 14 Cows For America❖ Review: I Am Different, Can You Find Me?❖ Review: The Daddy Book❖ “A book is the most eﬀective weapon against intolerance and ignorance.” ~ Lyndon Baines Johnson
Partnering with non-proﬁt charities❖ I’ve partnered with RIF, LitWorld, Reach Out and Read...❖ LitWorld: Stand Up For Girls❖ Reach Out and Read❖ How do I choose?❖ How do you get hooked up?
Literacy Non-Proﬁts❖ Reading Is Fundamental --- www.rif.org❖ Reach Out And Read --- www.reachoutandread.org❖ First Book --- www.ﬁrstbook.org❖ LitWorld --- www.litworld.org❖ We Give Books --- www.wegivebooks.org❖ Books For Kids --- www.booksforkids.org
Other causes you can support❖ Book drives locally or overseas...❖ If you’re part of a faith community...❖ Your local library...❖ Global Giving: www.globalgiving.org❖ I’m doing a book drive for Haiti... http://bucoseh.org
Contact me❖ E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org❖ Twitter: @book_dads❖ Facebook: www.facebook.com/b00kdads (those are zeros)❖ Website: http://bookdads.com and http://chris-singer.com