Articles that have caught my eye this past week or two . . . How Reading Rewires Your Brain. While those of us who read, write, and teach know this intuitively, some very interesting research validates everything we believe. Traversing California on the Rural Libraries Tour. Read about poets who teach in small town libraries.… Read More
Storms continue to thrash and tear apart homes and communities. The Caribbean islands need our help. Florida needs our help, and Texas continues to need our help. Hurricane Relief: Donations
I’ve never been to Houston, but it has always been on my radar. Friends and colleagues live there or are from there; favorite books are set there… If you are wondering what you can do to help in the wake of Hurricane Harvey: General Donations — American Red Cross Food: Houston Food Bank Corpus… Read More
Filling the Creative Well Joan Waites, award-winning illustrator of more than 45 books for children, has a new book coming out from Pelican on September 6. This will be the first picture book that she has both written and illustrated. An Artist’s Night Before Christmas can be pre-ordered from all the usual places online. There… Read More
A new season, a new project . . . See you at the end of summer!