Little Flower Novelettes Reviewed by Dr. Takeda LeGrand, Diversified Comprehensive Solutions, LLC

Griffin, F. Bell (2014). Where Little Flower Got Her Power: A Little Flower Novelette (Children of The World Storybook and Educational Series). College Station, Texas: ARC Communications, LLC. 103 pp., ISBN: 978-0990554028 Griffin, F. Bell (2014). How Little Flower Got Her Power and Almost Lost It: A Little Flower Novelette (Children of The World Storybook Read More …

Mrs. Trotti’s Librarian Review – Book One – Where Little Flower Got Her Power

  I love Little Flower! I’m trying to remember If I’ve ever felt this strongly, this quickly about a character. She has taken me back to my fifth grade year.. I had forgotten how much I enjoyed just looking at Bailey Hines! ‘Funny how people just appreciate flowers and don’t care about size, shape, color Read More …

How Excellent Readers Strengthen Their Communities – Episode Four

If you are reading this post you are among the 86% of Americans who are functionally literate. In an earlier post, we explored how poor readers weakened their communities. To get a better idea of the problem, let’s explore how excellent readers build strong communities. From 2010 to 2014, Washington topped the “Most Literate City Read More …

The RRR Approach’s Impact on Illiteracy – Episode Three

Have you ever tried to fit a square peg in a round hole? It doesn’t quite fit, right? Well, that’s the same thing the RRR approach has been trying to do for decades. The brainchild of Sir William Curtis, RRR (Reading, Riting and Rithmetic) were fundamentals of public school learning in the 19th century. This system Read More …

How Poor Readers Weaken Their Communities – Episode Two

It was English Philosopher, Francis Bacon, who said: “Reading maketh a full man, conference a ready man and writing an exact man”. But statistics still show that 44 million Americans are functionally illiterate and read below the 4th grade level. According to a number of sources, poor readers weaken their communities in a number of Read More …

How Literacy Impacts a Community’s Economic Value – Episode One

Reading, arithmetic and writing skills have long been core requisites for getting a decent education and securing a good job. The three go hand in hand as there is no writing without the ability to read; neither can one decipher numeracy problems if they are unable to read. Furthermore, employers require workers to at least Read More …

Author Florita Bell Griffin, PhD featured at 5K Literacy Walk

On May 9, 2015, the HOLLA! Center of Morven, NC staged a 5K Walk/Run, as well as provided the kick-off location for “Florita Bell Griffin’s Little Flower International Cultural Art Project” of Houston, Texas. Hundreds took advantage of the perfect weather and were on hand to support the literacy call to action. “This was a huge turnout,” Read More …