Stories in Verse

In a PBS NewsHour interview, Jason Reynolds, the award winning young adult literature author, shares his ideas on how poetry can get more young people interested in reading. And I couldn’t agree with him more. This year, several publishers are launching new stories in verse. These are some of my favorites: The Undefeated. Kwame Alexander. … Continue reading Stories in Verse

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It was a Book before it was a Movie

The holidays are a great time to go see a movie with family and friends. This season, there are several films that were books first. The classics How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss (: 9780375938474, Gr PS-3) and Mary Poppins by P. L. Travers (: 9781328498847, Gr 5-7) have been refreshed and will … Continue reading It was a Book before it was a Movie

Building a Diverse Book Collection

Providing Windows, Mirrors, Sliding Glass Doors, and Beyond Building a diverse collection of fiction, nonfiction, novels in verse, graphic novels, and biographies can be an overwhelming task. The books need to appeal to a wide variety of students that turn over every few years. Knowing how to spend your budget can be quite daunting. Having … Continue reading Building a Diverse Book Collection