Embrace International Literacy Day on September 8th. The day was established by UNESCO in 1966 to bring awareness of the importance of literacy around the world. It was designed to help make sure education is an achievable goal of every nation.
The goal of 2020’s International Literacy Day is to bring awareness to the usefulness of technology to help make sure that everyone is able to access literacy programs and tools no matter where they are. You can embrace this at home by borrowing books online from local libraries. Read these bestselling novels with your mom.
And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie
At last count, Agatha Christie’s official website put the sales of And Then There Were None at well over 100 million copies. This classic mystery tells the tale of eight strangers who receive invitations to an island estate off the coast of Devon. There, they are met by the housekeeper and butler who admit they’ve yet to meet their hosts but were left instructions to follow.
When the housekeeper is murdered, those who remain are instantly suspects, but someone is killing them one by one. It’s a fight for survival as they try to solve the murders.
Educated by Tara Westover
Idahoan Tara Westover’s parents were survivalists who kept their children close by in case of the worst case scenario. She and her brothers didn’t ever see doctors. They kept isolated. As a result, she didn’t ever enter a school classroom until she was in her late teens.
Educated is her memoir regarding the things she taught herself. She shares the lessons she learned along the way in this unique coming-of-age memoir.
The Day the World Came to Town by Jim DeFede
If you aren’t familiar with Gander, Newfoundland, this memoir is a must. On September 11th, flights into the U.S. were stopped and many were forced to land in Gander, Newfoundland. The usually small city opened their hearts and doors for those stranded until the U.S. opened up the borders to air travel again.
Read the book and then put on the soundtrack to the Broadway musical Come From Away. It’s fun and eye-opening.
Is your mom supported by home care services when you’re not available? Make sure she is by arranging to have caregivers help her with household chores, medication reminders, meals, and transportation. A home care specialist can help you schedule the right services as often as your mom requires.