The Bitter Side of Sweet by Tara Sullivan

Do you know that your favorite chocolate sweet could be hurting kids half a world away? 70% of the world’s cocoa comes from West African countries, mostly the Ivory Coast. The children in Western Africa live in severe poverty, and most begin work at a very young age to help support their families. Unaware of … Continue reading The Bitter Side of Sweet by Tara Sullivan

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Chains by Laurie Halse Anderson

Happy Fourth of July! While you might be out soaking up some rays on the beach, enjoying some time with your family and friends, or possibly watching a spectacular fireworks display, consider spending some time to remember what happened to make this day possible. A lot of blood, sweat, and tears were shed to achieve … Continue reading Chains by Laurie Halse Anderson