February 24, 2018

My experience on the Printz Committee 

was a phenomenal experience in reading for excellence in Young Adult literature.

I had a wonderful professional development learning with my fellow librarians and evaluating excellence in literature.  This is a process I began 15 ye...

February 18, 2018

My Printz committee experience gave me the opportunity to read FABULOUS YA books over the past year!!  Here are nine of my favorites:

Invictus by Ryan Gaudin
Adventuresome, sci-fi story taking place in a world where traveling through time is the government’s job to make...

February 13, 2018

I am a member of a the Printz 2018 national book award committee and we read over 52 books in 52 weeks.

I can imagine the reaction, why?   

As a school librarian and a life-long enthusiastic reader, I have loved books since I was a little kid.  After working in the...

February 12, 2018

I am beyond thrilled to be a part of the 2018 Printz Award for Excellence in Young Adult literature.  The announcement today heralded the best books of the year. 

My utmost respect is given for my fellow librarians and our work on the 2018 Printz . Likewise the ple...

February 6, 2018

This compelling story of perseverance in a 1970’s Alaskan wilderness portrays  a mother & daughter who are determined to survive both the harsh environment and the abusive husband/father. 

Hannah wrote a wonderful ode to Alaska and she has the personal experie...

January 12, 2018

We all need inspiration and these two books create a wonderful model of self-care and helping others in service. I recommend both of these books for kids ages 10-14.

Luke Reynolds ‘ book Surviving Middle School is an essential guide for students! I have taught middle sc...

January 2, 2018

If you’re feeling like me, you’re into saving money and keeping up with your TBR (To Be Read) titles. These free apps will engage your fascination and save your wallet.  All you need is a library card for your local public library and a smart phone.  Audio-books are my...

December 28, 2017

Young people deserve to see themselves in diverse literature, my favorite authors have visited my current school as part of the Diversity Guest Author Program I spearheaded. Authors included: Matt de la Pena

December 27, 2017

My blog post on Nerdy Book Club has a list of inspiring female heroines to read about in every genre–historical fiction, realistic, sci-fi, fantasy.

Find your She-ro in this list of “Ten Fiercely Fabulous Female Heroines”!
Happy reading!

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