An Interview with U.S. Consul General of Bermuda, Karen Grissette

BEN Book Club, Kristen Scott Ndiaye, Volunteer Stories  |  March 2, 2022

BEN recently caught up with Karen Grissette, United States Consul General to Bermuda, BEN supporter and avid reader. Read on to learn more about her 20-year plus global career, her childhood memories of reading, and her thoughts on the transformational power of reading in the lives of Bermudians.  Tell us a bit about where you’ve been?&n... Read more

5 Tips for Teaching Native American Culture

BEN Book Club, Kristen Scott Ndiaye  |  January 21, 2022

With all the difficult conversations that have come up in race and culture, Native American history and experience falls into a category that will make you tread lightly. However, if you do your research, your child, children, or students will get to know many of the richest cultures out there. Here are five tips to help you teach Native American ... Read more

6 Strategies to Build a Foundational Love of Reading

BEN Book Club, Kristen Scott Ndiaye  |  October 11, 2021

Raising a reader takes more than teaching how to decode and blend sounds and letters. Between ages two and five, your little one may not be reading, but you can certainly be thinking about the first steps. Learning to read starts with building a foundational love of reading, which comes from reading books that make a child light up, reading them o... Read more