Teachers have found using graphic novels like those of Author and Illustrator Gene Luen Yang in certain settings like for students learning a second language or for reluctant readers can be an effective teaching tool.
Author Anita Silvey describes the plan behind “500 Great Books for Teens.” To reach all types of readers and interests her selections go beyond old school classics and also embraces other available genres.
Author Anita Silvey believes that reading a traditional book with an adult will always be important for children. Memories of reading a book together are ‘whole’ memories — time, place, and the person you shared the book with.
Like most kids, Author Jerry Spinelli had big dreams. He wanted to be a cowboy, then a major league baseball star. But his true dream of becoming a writer started to become a reality when he traded in his baseball bat for a pen.