Celebrate the Culture of Reading: Read Widely

In celebration of today’s theme about books being a passport to other worlds, I am reprising the panel discussion that I did with Tanita Davis, of Fiction Instead of Lies and Finding Wonderland; Hannah Ehrlich of Lee & Low Books; and Mitali Perkins, who writes at Mitali’s Fire Escape. The introduction is updated, but the conversation is untouched. Long-time followers of Scrub-a-Dub-Tub (now Family Bookshelf) know that Mitali Perkins had me with “mirrors and windows.” For those of you who weren’t around then, first, let me welcome you! We’re glad you’re here and hope you jump into the discussion. OK. In her presentation at the Children’s Authors Breakfast at BookExpo America 2010, Mitali talked about literature being windows and mirrors and drew on her own experiences as a … Read more

Share a Story Day 2: The Gift of Reading

Day 2 of Share a Story Shape a Future is about the gift of literacy. Terry talks about multiculturalism in books; Dawn Little has book recommendations for gifts; and Chris Singer shares a dad’s point of view about reading with kids. Read more