From teaching to sharing treasured books with her grandchildren, Mary Van Denend finds libraries — and love — at the heart of literacy.
Reading in the Wild: August’s Pages
Come learn the secrets of being a wild reader. Or just share your August pages. Megan Willome leads the way, with her August good reads.
Teach It: How to Avoid the Tragedy of Becoming “Only One Thing”
Let’s play The Excuse Me Game to avoid the tragedy of becoming “only one thing” and losing ourselves and our possibilities due to a failure of imagination.
Top 10 Books that Inspired Me (and You)
If you could only choose ten books that inspired you, what would they be? Megan Willome shares her personal Top 10.
Thank You Notes: Books
Thank You Notes is a monthly prompt that focuses on expressing our thanks to a particular person, place, or thing—in poems, paragraphs, or pictures. This month we’re crafting thank you’s to Books!
Book Love: Of Tractors and Mockingbirds
I said my goal was for students to appreciate literature. Secretly, though, my goal was for the kids to love literature. I wanted them to experience book love.