“Literary Pilgrimages and Armchair Pilgrimages Today!”
With students, authors, and readers stuck near home for the foreseeable future, the debut author group, Class of 2K20 Books, decided to share some of our favorite memories of our literary pilgrimages, and share some literary pilgrimages you can take from home!
“The Global Hunger and Migration Project”
When we began the Global Hunger and Migration Project, we wanted to understand why some 850,000 children and families were leaving their homes in Central America and coming to the United States to request asylum. The journey to the U.S. is incredibly long: between 1200 […]
“The Truth Will Set You Free”
I’ve always had an affinity for Aesop’s Fables and Disney animated films. I suppose, in part, that’s why my debut Latinx middle grade novel Toro features talking animals as principal characters in a story suffused with moral lessons, conceived to entertain, inspire, and educate.
“Getting Kids Interested in Science”
Your kid begs you to help her build a model of a volcano or a model airplane or experiment with chemistry. An impossible dream? I argue the answer is NO! Science is all around us and you can get your kids excited about exploring science with […]
“Supporting Teachers with #PointsforTeachers”
As a children’s author and literacy advocate, I am a huge supporter of helping teachers succeed in the classroom. Last summer, while trolling on Twitter one night, I discovered a grassroots movement gaining momentum on social media. A young teacher in Texas, tired of having to spend […]
On March 5th, Neal Shusterman came to visit my school!
My amazing principal set a goal for an author to visit our school each year and she started this tradition with Jennifer Nielsen visiting in December, 2018. Neal Shusterman continued the tradition and hopefuly in April, 2021 […]
“Four Ways to Help Reluctant Readers”
School is about to start back up—in fact, if you live in my neck of the woods in Colorado, school is already up and running again. Online or in-person remains to be seen for some, and some may prefer to homeschool. Which means as parents, […]
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