For the past few months, NextDraft has been following along with the travels of my friends Robbi and Matthew who have taken their four kids on the Busload of Books tour. So far they’ve traveled 16,731 miles, visited 33 Title 1 schools in 33 states, and given away 16,000 books. If you missed it yesterday, I had some thoughts and got a lot of reaction: Takin’ it to the Streets.

+ Nonprofit ‘Play Marin!’ supports youth sports diversity in North Bay. Great program. Both of my kids participated.

+ New rules would limit sugar in school meals for first time.

+ A Portuguese pooch that was almost killed at birth has become the world’s oldest dog.

+ “America’s unemployment rate fell to 3.4% in January, the lowest since before the 1969 moon landing.” An astonishingly strong US jobs report.

+ Yale honors the work of a 9-year-old Black girl whose neighbor reported her to police.

+ A newly single mom wasn’t sure she could make ends meet. They threw her a lifeline.

+ WaPo: Minnesota teen has slept in his backyard for nearly 3 years just for fun. (Sort of like my kids never come upstairs and interact with me, just for fun.)