In honor of Milk + Bookies day here in our corner of the Internet,
I wanted to ask the question: What’s your favorite children’s book?
Mine was Snow White and Rose Red, one of the Grimm fairy tales about two girls living in the most enchanting forest cottage. (And of course there’s a handsome prince involved.) I remember they had two rose bushes growing on an arbor — one was red and the other was white. At age five growing up in the desert, this sounded so wonderful to me. I wanted a little cottage of my own some day covered with climbing roses.
All these years later, it remains my enduring ideal of home.
Books have so much power to change the way we see ourselves and the world, which is why it is so important to read to our children. I’m very honored today to take this moment to talk about Milk + Bookies, a charity I learned about through my friend Melisa at The Lil Bee.
I was lucky to have a lot of books growing up, but not all kids do. That’s where Milk + Bookies comes in. The group raises funds to purchase books for underserved children. It also encourages children and their families to donate new copies of their favorite books to youngsters in need. The idea is to instill not only an appreciation for reading, but also an understanding of what it means to give back to the community. It was started by several moms here in Los Angeles. I really love the idea!
There is much more information on the Milk + Bookies website if you’re interested.
Thank you for reading!
So what’s your favorite book?
(Illustration by Hollie Chastain.)