Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Back-to-back military schools

On 5/20/19, I did author visits at two Maryland schools connected to the military: Pershing Hill Elementary on Fort George G. Meade (though its a public school) and Naval Academy Primary in Annapolis. 

I am honored to speak regardless of the venue but especially like when invitations expose me to an environment that is new to me. I’ve presented on a Native American reservation and at a hospital; I have long hoped to speak with youth at a juvenile detention center. Fort Meade marks the first time I have spoken (or even been) on an army base.

Thursday, May 2, 2019

“Thirty Minutes Over Oregon” on 2019 ILA Teachers’ Choices Reading List

The embargo has lifted! 

In March, I learned that Thirty Minutes Over Oregon has been selected for the International Literacy Association 2019 Teachers’ Choices Reading List.

But honorees were asked to keep it under wraps till the announcement was posted on the ILA site.

The distinction is bestowed annually upon new books that teachers, reading specialists, and librarians feel will be of particular interest to readers ages 5-14 and can be used across the curriculum. 

Thank you, ILA, congrats to the other honorees!