Kids Are Bookin’ It: ‘All American Boys’ a thought-provoking story of racial injustice that changes a community

All American Boys, by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely Recommended especially for Grades 7 – 9 and older “Rashad is absent from school again today.” At the local high school, this heavy sentence is written on the ground where everyone walks, where everyone will see it and be reminded. Rashad should have been there, attending…

Kids are Bookin’ It: ‘Trombone Shorty’ a magical, musical adventure set in New Orleans

Trombone Shorty, by Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews Illustrated by Caldecott Honor Winner Bryan Collier Recommended especially for Young Readers ages 6 – 8 Where y’at? This fun, true story will transport you magically into the midst of a New Orleans neighborhood. This wonderful book describes the city in such exceptional language it stimulates your imagination…

Artfully Edmonds: Art classes for kids! Make plans for this week’s ‘No School Friday ART Day Camp”

ARTspot Art Supply ~ 408 Main St. Inspired by Picasso’s observation “To become an artist, one must go back to being a child,” Tracy Felix Fraker and ARTspot co-owner Denise Cole established two programs intended to appeal to children interested in color, multi-media, and textures. Their No School Friday ART Day Camp scheduled to coincide…

Artfully Edmonds: ‘A Taste’ takes center stage, but with arts’ side dishes to add to your plate

This weekend, Edmonds’ biggest annual three-day community event will take place in the form of a food festival that simply must be experienced — if you love whipped cream-topped strawberry shortcake, dripping-with-messiness barbecue short ribs, fried-onion-stacked hamburgers, and a delicious display of dishes from around the world. Artfully Edmonds is referring, of course, to A…

Artfully Edmonds: World-class entertainment mixes with hometown holiday planning

It’s startling – but also exciting – to realize how quickly the holidays make the dash from Halloween to Thanksgiving, and into the gift-giving season. Edmonds shop and gallery owners, artists and authors certainly notice it and if the Artfully Edmonds mailbox is any indication, their plans have been in the making for weeks –…