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Children’s books are often a young person’s first introduction to challenging topics like race, poverty, compassion, acceptance, and more. This makes it absolutely critical to choose the right books that will help shape your child’s outlook on life and the way they interact with those around them. Jacqueline Dembar Green’s Speak Up, Tommy! is one such carefully constructed, and artfully told teaching tale.

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Every year, one of the highlights of Thanksgiving in New York City is heading to the Upper West Side and watching the massive balloons that Macy’s features in their annual parade being inflated. Getting up close with these larger than life representations of characters from some of our favorite childhood literary tales is a treat. Here are some of our favorite characters that have taken over the city streets in past parades.

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