Mighty Life List
Feb 22 2013

Life List Inspiration from Go Mighty

Life LIst Inspiration

In middle income families, there are thirteen books per child at home. In low income families, there is one book available per three hundred children. Libby wants to change the statistics in her community and she needs a little advice.

You won’t find a book in Helen Jane’s library, but, if you need a punch bowl, you’re in luck.

I love a good quest. Go, Corinna.

“I think about the families that made these dilapidated structures homes when they were shiny and new.  I think of how tough life must have been in this dry, hot land before all the modern conveniences. I wonder where the people went.” – Chriss wants to photograph 100 abandoned houses.

Want a simple way to learn a new language? There’s an app for that. Thanks, Mary.

 

 

4 Responses to “Life List Inspiration from Go Mighty”

  • Susanne Says:

    My comment is for Libby. I registered for Go Mighty, but my account hasn’t yet been approved. Libby! Finally, a question I can answer with a good degree of authority. I work in the nonprofit education field for the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading. The goal of the Campaign is to ensure that all kids read on grade level by the end of third grade. I’m also a prior employee of First Book, an amazing nonprofit that your friends at the book bank probably know about. (Lots of book banks get books from First Book.) There are a lot of different ways to support children’s literacy skill development. Books are crucial, but not the only way to support literacy skill development. I don’t say this to dissuade you or to imply it’s a bad goal–it’s an AWESOME goal–but it’s one facet, as I’m sure you know. I’d be happy to talk to you more about how to bring this goal to fruition.

  • Lisa Says:

    Thanks for the link to the language app, I’ve been looking for this very thing! Time to brush up on some Spanish…

  • lisa Says:

    Libby, check out Dolly Parton´s Imagination Library. My kids got a free book a month from birth to age 5. There is info on the site about starting a chapter.

  • harmony Says:

    My family was below the poverty line my entire childhood. My shoes were held together with duct tape and there was usually a block of government cheese in the fridge. But my brother and I had a 4-foot-tall bookshelf in our room, full of books, with even more boxes of books under the bed. Thank you for reminding me what an incredible blessing that was.