Diversifying my reading life is important to me. It means that I will have a better understanding of my students and how I can help them. By diversifying my reading life and library, I can reach my students more readily
Diversity in publishing is something that publishers may try to strive for, but doesn’t necessarily happen. We can just look at the cannon of literature and see what is most common; dead, white guys. How many works find their way
We read a lot of good information on classroom libraries this week. I am a firm believer in the classroom library, even if some of the teachers I have observed warn against one. Sarah Anderson has some great blog posts
We have all known about banned books. The idea is in the back of our head. Movies portray this, but it is mostly religious white people banning books. The thing is, it is not on;y religious white people that are
When I was in school, almost all of the required reading was assigned for us. We read stuffy old books that people didn’t like. They were boring. So, I never read them. I can remember actually reading only 1 full
So I decided to try a new blogging meme, and found Teaser Tuesday. It sounded really interesting. The idea is to share 2 sentences from your book as a way to tempt readers to pick it up. Here goes nothing!
I have always been head over heels for young adult literature. You can look at my book shelves, and I guarantee that I have maybe 1.5 shelves out of 10 that hold books not considered young adult literature. I find