Dear ISD Community:
This is the time of year when joy abounds. The heat has broken. We can finally walk from point A to point B without saturating our clothes in perspiration. We can get dressed to go out and look as refreshed upon arrival as we did when we left the mirror with our make-up on. So many wonderful things are happening! We are on the downhill stretch to Thanksgiving and Christmas breaks, and for those of you, (like me), who already start listening to Christmas music, and pulling out the Christmas lights, everything seems to just be glorious right now. And who doesn’t love Wham’s Last Christmas?
That being said, please do avail yourselves of the Christmas books that are in the library. Right now, the crowd pleaser is The 12 Days of Christmas by Greg Pizzoli. Of course, as soon as I type The 12 Days of Christmas title, I hark back to a time when an acapella version of this title was sung by Straight No Chaser. It’s a fun acapella blend of Christmas, Dreidels, and Toto. If you would like to celebrate other traditions with your family, we will pull the Hanukkah books for you, the Mawlid, Ramadan, Eid, Festival of Lights, or anything that we can pull from our shelves. Let’s all get merry!
OLEY DIBBA-WADDA COMES TO ISD
ISD is lucky to have a very wonderful guest coming to discuss her publication, Memoirs of an African Woman on a Mission, and not only do I encourage all members of the community to read Oley Dibba-Wadda’s memoir, I also encourage you to come to the library and listen to her reading of her memoir and to engage her with your own questions.
Oley Dibba-Wadda is a woman of fortitude and leadership. A quick Google search reveals a results list in the thousands for this leader. Check out her CNBC Africa interviews, or ADEA interviews, both on YouTube. Oley Dibba-Wadda’s personal page can be found here, and her check her out on Twitter as well.
Francisca and Stephanie
This week, I had the chance to sit down with an ISD parent, Francisca Hernandez, to discuss Memoirs of An African Woman on a Mission. Here is what she had to say: https://youtu.be/hkWDIJjE6NI
Come to the ISD library to check out Oley Dibba-Wadda's book. We have physical copies to lend and kindle copies that you can borrow as well. I look forward to seeing you, discussing this book with you, and hearing your questions at the author reading.
Have a great week and Gëstu Waay!