This month, the book we're all talking about is A Gentleman in Moscow. The elegant tale, penned by Amor Towles chronicles four decades in the life of Count Alexander Rostov - an aristocrat who is sentenced to life imprisonment in Moscow's Metropol Hotel by a Bolshevik tribunal in 1922.
We particularly love that the Obamas valued the arts - and that kids who got to grown up under this presidency are sharing this photo on Facebook today.
A recent Stanford University study determined that kids today -- digital natives -- aren't good at distinguishing between what's true and what's being sold to them online. Academics studied kids in middle school, high school, and college and determined that a generation savvy about social media is not necessarily savvy about the reliability of their news and information sources:
Learn how to raise kids who are savvy about their use of technology at school and at home, why we must all be upstanders (and not bystanders) when it comes to cyberbullying, and how to take Common Sense Media's #DeviceFreeDinner challenge.
The story behind the novel's conception has a nice Southern California slant and the Tim Burton-directed film comes out this weekend.
A PICK OF THE MONTH
"Less" by Andrew Sean Greer is a Pulitzer Prize winning novel that belongs in your beach bag. Trust us.
You can celebrate a love of books this month by joining the annual fundraising celebration of our favorite local charities, Milk + Bookies.