7th Graders Changing the World

I recently came across this article about some 7th graders from Owasso, Oklahoma. It says, in part: Several reading students at the Owasso Seventh Grade Center recently participated in the school’s first “Be a Changemaker” program. The program – based off Laurie Ann Thompson’s book, “Be a Changemaker: How to Start Something That Matters” – Read More …

Launch Party for Two Truths and a Lie: It’s Alive!

Please join me for the West Coast Launch Party for TWO TRUTHS AND A LIE: IT’S ALIVE!   Sunday, June 25th, at 2 p.m. A trivia-style game-show challenge. . . with prizes! Q&A, exclusive behind-the-scenes gossip, and outtakes! Book swag! Charitable giving! Free snacks and drinks! Books, books, and more books!   Where, you ask? Secret Read More …

More good news from Brooks Global and Emmanuel’s Dream

Several weeks ago I wrote about a school in North Carolina, Brooks Global Studies, which had selected Emmanuel’s Dream as their all-school read and then had Emmanuel come visit them in person! (If you haven’t seen it yet, please go check out the video. It’s pretty amazing!) Recently, I came across this additional piece of Read More …

TWO new books for Deborah Hopkinson!

Today we have a double delightful post, a guest post celebrating not one but TWO new books for Deborah Hopkinson! First, A Letter to My Teacher Schwartz & Wade (April 4, 2017) “A valuable lesson in empathy, internalized and paid forward.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review “Hopkinson’s moving epistolary text and Carpenter’s emotionally incisive flashbacks chronicle Read More …