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Month: November 2020

Hoot! Books Launches Unique, Engaging Reading App for Children Ages 2-8

DALLAS, TX, November 11, 2020—HOOT! announced the launch of its reading application for children (ages 2-8), which is available on both the App Store and Google Play Store. HOOT! Books was founded by brothers Christian and Zach Gentry, who were inspired by the learning difficulties faced by their dyslexic father, Dr. James E. Gentry, a …

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The Importance of Representation in Children’s Books

I never really thought about representation in literature as I was growing up. That is probably because I always saw myself in books. I might not have seen the student with learning disabilities-dyslexia, dyscalculia, and dysgraphia, but I still saw a white child. Maybe not a white child who is the fattest kid in class, but there were always girls in the books I read. There were always loving families with a mother and father and brothers and sisters to provide support. Maybe I did not see a child exactly like me, but I saw characters that were close to me.

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