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Storybox Playlist: What Is May Day?

Ancient May Day comes from the Celtic start of summer, when communities drove their cattle to the summer pastures. Modern May Day is a day of protest for better labor conditions. What is the connection? Here are some stories that look into it.

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Sparkle Weekly Wonderings

I was born in 1968 - almost 50 years ago - and most historians agree that it was a profound year of social and political change. It was a great year of tragedy, with the Vietnam War, the assassination of Martin Luther King and John Kennedy - but it...

friday's kind words

First, thank you so much for creating a beautiful, gentle technology that has had such a positive impact on our lives.

My husband and I knew we were not going to expose our son to TV, movie, apps, video games, etc. We are his parents so no screen...

sparkle craft: embroidered protest buttons

In the FIFTY story, “California: Following Your Friends”, it is the spring of 1942, shortly after the attack on Pearl Harbor, and Ralph Lazo’s Japanese-American friends are told to leave their Los Angeles homes and move to an internment camp...

sparkle kitchen: pastelitos

In the Libby & Dish story “A Quick Hello”, Libby is grumpy because she and Dish are getting close to solving the mystery of what kind of pet lives downstairs, but her mother seems...