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Celebrate teachers and a joy of reading with The Book Love Foundation Podcast. Hosts Penny Kittle and Julia Torres and their guests help teachers develop a love of reading in their students. It is a show filled with information, inspiration, and book love.The show focuses on the value of reading in a student s life when that child has access to books and skilled teachers who are committed to rich and rewarding reading lives for their students.The show helps teachers learn to foster a love of reading by using book choice and independent reading to help a student s reading increase in volume, engagement, and complexity.Teachers will learn from Penny Kittle, Julia Torres, past Book Love Foundation Award recipients, and Book Love Foundation friends like Donalyn Miller, Teri Lesesne, Kylene Beers, Tom Newkirk, and Kelly Gallagher and others as they share thinking and strategies around book love that they use in their own teaching.Conversations cover classroom topics like book choice, independent reading, access to books, conferring, teacher collaboration, classroom libraries, reading workshop, that help teachers put reading at the center of their teaching.The Book Love Foundation has one goal: to put books into the classrooms of teachers of teenagers. The Teacher Learning Sessions is honored to work on with Penny Kittle and Julia Torres to help the foundation meet that goal.

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Celebrate teachers and a joy of reading with The Book Love Foundation Podcast. Hosts Penny Kittle and Julia Torres and their guests help teachers develop a love of reading in their students. It is a show filled with information, inspiration, and book love.The show focuses on the value of reading in a student s life when that child has access to books and skilled teachers who are committed to rich and rewarding reading lives for their students.The show helps teachers learn to foster a love of reading by using book choice and independent reading to help a student s reading increase in volume, engagement, and complexity.Teachers will learn from Penny Kittle, Julia Torres, past Book Love Foundation Award recipients, and Book Love Foundation friends like Donalyn Miller, Teri Lesesne, Kylene Beers, Tom Newkirk, and Kelly Gallagher and others as they share thinking and strategies around book love that they use in their own teaching.Conversations cover classroom topics like book choice, independent reading, access to books, conferring, teacher collaboration, classroom libraries, reading workshop, that help teachers put reading at the center of their teaching.The Book Love Foundation has one goal: to put books into the classrooms of teachers of teenagers. The Teacher Learning Sessions is honored to work on with Penny Kittle and Julia Torres to help the foundation meet that goal.

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Gotta Love Book Love

By Colby Sharp - Feb 09 2016
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I love everything about this show.

Inspiration, celebration, and Book Love from Penny Kittle!

By Kevlson - Feb 08 2016
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A celebration of teachers and the love of reading!

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Gotta Love Book Love

By Colby Sharp - Feb 09 2016
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I love everything about this show.

Inspiration, celebration, and Book Love from Penny Kittle!

By Kevlson - Feb 08 2016
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A celebration of teachers and the love of reading!
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The Book Love Foundation Podcast

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Celebrate teachers and a joy of reading with The Book Love Foundation Podcast. Hosts Penny Kittle and Julia Torres and their guests help teachers develop a love of reading in their students. It is a show filled with information, inspiration, and book love.The show focuses on the value of reading in a student s life when that child has access to books and skilled teachers who are committed to rich and rewarding reading lives for their students.The show helps teachers learn to foster a love of reading by using book choice and independent reading to help a student s reading increase in volume, engagement, and complexity.Teachers will learn from Penny Kittle, Julia Torres, past Book Love Foundation Award recipients, and Book Love Foundation friends like Donalyn Miller, Teri Lesesne, Kylene Beers, Tom Newkirk, and Kelly Gallagher and others as they share thinking and strategies around book love that they use in their own teaching.Conversations cover classroom topics like book choice, independent reading, access to books, conferring, teacher collaboration, classroom libraries, reading workshop, that help teachers put reading at the center of their teaching.The Book Love Foundation has one goal: to put books into the classrooms of teachers of teenagers. The Teacher Learning Sessions is honored to work on with Penny Kittle and Julia Torres to help the foundation meet that goal.

Rank #1: The Book Love Foundation Podcast: Sam Graham-Felsen

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Welcome to The Book Love Foundation Podcast! And thank you for joining us in this celebration of teaching and the joy of learning.

In this episode, Penny’s conversation with Sam Graham-Felsen, author of Green, a novel.

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Season 3 Ep 2 Show notes

Sam Graham-Felsen s debut novel Green was recently selected as one of 10 adult books with special appeal to teen readers to receive the 2019 Alex Awards by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) division of the American Library Association (ALA).

It was also recognized as a New York Times Editor s Pick, an Indie Next selection, one of Amazon s Best Books of the Month, one of Six Debuts to Watch for in 2018 by Barnes and Noble, and one of the New Yorker s Books We Loved in 2018.

His nonfiction writing has appeared in the New York Times Magazine, the Washington PostThe Nation, and elsewhereFrom, 2007-2008, he worked as the chief blogger on Barack Obama s presidential campaign.

Sam is currently at work on more fiction and serves as an adjunct assistant professor of creative writing at Columbia University.

You can connect with him on Facebook or contact him through his website.

Thank you for listening to this episode of the Book Love Foundation podcast. The Book Love Foundation is a non-profit 501 3(c) dedicated to putting books in the hands of teachers dedicated to nurturing the individual reading lives of their middle and high school students. If you can help us in our mission, visit booklovefoundation.org and make a donation. 100% of what you give goes to books.

– Penny

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Mar 08 2019

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Rank #2: A Conversation with Kelly Gallagher, Part 1. Ep. 9 of the Book Love Foundation Podcast

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Welcome to Episode 9 of The Book Love Foundation Podcast! And thank you for joining us in this celebration of teaching and the joy of learning.

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Episode 9 Show notes

This episode is Part 1 of a two-part conversation Penny had recently with Kelly Gallagher.

Thank you for listening to this episode of the Book Love Foundation podcast. The Book Love Foundation is a non-profit 501 3(c) dedicated to putting books in the hands of teachers dedicated to nurturing the individual reading lives of their middle and high school students. We have given away $100,000 in three years and are currently reviewing 140 applications for 2016. We wish we had money to give to every one of these deserving teachers. If you can help us in that mission, visit booklovefoundation.org and make a donation. 100% of what you give goes to books.

– Penny

RESOURCES REFERENCED

Kelly’s web site is where you can find his Article of the Week and many other resources.

Kelly is the author of In the Best Interest of Students (Stenhouse, 2015), Write Like This (Stenhouse, 2011), Readicide (Stenhouse, 2009), Teaching Adolescent Writers (Stenhouse, 2006), Deeper Reading (Stenhouse, 2004), and Reading Reasons (Stenhouse, 2003).  Details and links are available on his website.

The books referenced in our podcasts are available at the new Teacher Learning Sessions Book Store.  Browse by Category to find titles sorted by the podcast and episode where they appear.  We receive a small commission from Amazon on the sales, so your purchases show your support of our work and help us continue to produce podcasts like this one.

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May 02 2016

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Rank #3: 2017 Winter Break #6

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Welcome to The Book Love Foundation Podcast! And thank you for joining us in this celebration of teaching and the joy of learning.

This episode is part of a series of special shows for winter break 2017! In each episode, we will help you figure what to do with those book store gift cards by sharing some titles you may want to add to your classroom library. Today Penny talks with Tiana Silvas-Brunetti!

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Season 2 Ep 10 Show notes

Tiana Silvas-Brunetti considers effective teaching to be an intersection of continuous co-constructed learning, self-confidence, and lifelong leaders that emerge from teacher teams and classrooms. Silvas feels that the best way to grow as an education leader is through experience in the classroom saying, I continue to lead from the trenches. She says true leadership isn t what you do in the moment, but the legacy you leave behind. TIana is a 4th Grade Teacher, and former Literacy Coach at PS 59 (from her Heinemann Fellows bio).

Find Tiana on Twitter and Facebook.

Read the recent post from the Heinemann Fellows blog, Heinemann Fellow Tiana Silvas on Fostering Empathy and Understanding Among Students.

In their conversation, Tiana and Penny mentioned several authors who have books that kids can connect with throughout their development as readers.

By Jacqueline Woodson: The Other Side, Brown Girl Dreaming

By Gary Soto: Baseball in April, his many books of poetry

By Matt de la Pena: Last Stop on Market Street, Mexican WhiteBoy

By Jason Reynolds: Ghost, All the Way Down

By Kwame Alexander: The Crossover, Solo

Here are Tiana’s book recommendations…

Her Right Foot, by Dave Eggers

The Paper-flower Tree, by Jacqueline Ayer

Family Pictures Cuadros de Familia, by Carmen Lomas Garza

At the end of this special series, a list of all the suggested titles will be sent to everybody on the Teacher Learning Sessions email list. If you are not yet on the list, you can go to Teacher Learning Sessions.com and sign up there. It is quick and easy, and you will receive that list directly to your inbox. If you already are on the list, thank you!

Thank you for listening to this episode of the Book Love Foundation podcast. The Book Love Foundation is a non-profit 501 3(c) dedicated to putting books in the hands of teachers dedicated to nurturing the individual reading lives of their middle and high school students. In the past five years, we have awarded $223,000. If you can help us in our mission, visit booklovefoundation.org and make a donation. 100% of what you give goes to books.

– Penny

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Jan 01 2018

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Rank #4: A Conversation with Kelly Gallagher, Part 2. Ep. 10 of the Book Love Foundation Podcast

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Welcome to Episode 10 of The Book Love Foundation Podcast! And thank you for joining us in this celebration of teaching and the joy of learning.

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Episode 10 Show notes

This episode is Part 2 of a two-part conversation Penny had recently with Kelly Gallagher. Part 1 appeared in Episode 9.

Thank you for listening to this episode of the Book Love Foundation podcast. The Book Love Foundation is a non-profit 501 3(c) dedicated to putting books in the hands of teachers dedicated to nurturing the individual reading lives of their middle and high school students. We have given away $100,000 in three years and are currently reviewing 140 applications for 2016. We wish we had money to give to every one of these deserving teachers. If you can help us in that mission, visit booklovefoundation.org and make a donation. 100% of what you give goes to books.

– Penny

RESOURCES REFERENCED

Kelly’s web site is where you can find his Article of the Week and many other resources.

Kelly is the author of In the Best Interest of Students (Stenhouse, 2015), Write Like This (Stenhouse, 2011), Readicide (Stenhouse, 2009), Teaching Adolescent Writers (Stenhouse, 2006), Deeper Reading (Stenhouse, 2004), and Reading Reasons (Stenhouse, 2003).  Details and links are available on his website.

SOME FAVORITES FROM KELLY’S CLASSROOM LIBRARY

The Martian, by Andy Weir

Thirteen Reasons Why, by Jay Asher

Everything Everything, by Nicola Yoon

The Rose That Grew from Concrete, by Tupac Shakur

If I Stay, by Gayle Forman

Alabama Moon, by Watt Key

Every Day, by David Levithan

Another Day, by David Levithan

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May 03 2016

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Rank #5: Why Classroom Libraries Matter and How to Build Them. Episode 2 of the Book Love Foundation Podcast

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Welcome to Episode 2 of The Book Love Foundation Podcast! And thank you for joining us in this celebration of teaching and the joy of learning.

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Episode 2 Show notes

You can learn more about the Book Love Foundation at Booklovefoundation.org, where you can also make a donation. 100% of the money you give to the Book Love Foundation puts books into classrooms. We ve given away $100,000 in three years, but the need is far greater. Help us reach more young people with the power of reading.

Book Love Foundation awards are given to teachers like you. If you re listening to this show, you re already committed to kids and the power of reading. You can apply for a Book Love Foundation grant by visiting booklovefoundation.org. Applications for 2016 are due March 1st.

CONVERSATION SEGMENT

Ben Wilkinson has been an English teacher for six years, most recently at Knoxville Catholic High School in Knoxville, TN. He also teaches Creative Writing, and won a Book Love Grant in 2014. Find him on Twitter at @readlikeawolf.

Claire Gibson is a high school English teacher and instructional coach at Adams City High School in Commerce City, CO. You can find her on Twitter @Gibby86, read about her reading and teaching life on her new blog atateacherwhowrites.com or e-mail her at clairegibson9@gmail.com.

Karlen Shupp has taught English since 1999 and currently at Trumbull High School in Trumbull, CT.  She has also taught at Pomperaug Regional High School and Western Connecticut State University.  She presented at the NCTE Annual Convention in 2014 on modeling and in 2015 on assessments linked to Independent Reading.

Shupp, along with Stephanie Jalowiec and Jim McCaffrey is part of the Reading (R)evolution, a group of three educators dedicated to sparking the love of reading in students.  They have a blog at https://3lonenuts.wordpress.com and an active Twitter account @THSReadRev.

Karlen can be reached at shuppk@trumbullps.org, @THSteacher, and https://sites.google.com/a/trumbullps.org/shupp-english/

Steph can be reached at jalowies@trumbullps.org and on Twitter @MrsJalowiec.

Jim can be reached at mccaffrj@trumbullps.org and on Twitter @mccaffths.

Beth Hughes teaches high school English at Massachusetts’ Wakefield Memorial High School. You can find her on Twitter @MsBethHughes, read her musings on lifelong learning at msbethhughes.org and her passion to reintroduce her students to reading at fortheloveofreading.org, or email her at bhughesud@gmail.com.

BOOK TALK

Here are the books from this episode s book talk, courtesy of Serena Kessler:

All American Boys, by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely

I am Number Four, by Pittacus Lore

The Divergent series, by Veronica Ruth

Ender s Game, by Orson Scott Card

Rangers Apprentice, by John Flanagan

13 Reasons Why, by Jay Asher

Jandy Nelson books, especially The Sky is Everywhere.

Ellen Hopkins books

(That s two episodes in a row for both Jandy Nelson and Ellen Hopkins, in classrooms 2,000 miles apart )

Serena Kessler is a high school English teacher at Romulus High School in Romulus, Michigan.  She blogs at wholechildren.wordpress.com and can be reached by email at serenakessler@gmail.com.

STUDENT STORY

This episode s student story was from Lynn Hagen, a high school literacy teacher and Reading Specialist in Columbia, Missouri.  Lynne is a passionate advocate for choice reading for high school students.  You can follow her reflections on teaching at Blue-skyteaching.blogspot.com or on Twitter @lynnahagen.  You can reach her by email at lhagen@cpsk12.org.

Lynn s student mentioned liking:

Monster, by Walter Dean Myers

The Bluford High series
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Feb 22 2016

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Rank #6: A Conversation with John Irving, Part 3. Season 2 Ep. 13 of the Book Love Foundation Podcast

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Welcome to The Book Love Foundation Podcast! And thank you for joining us in this celebration of teaching and the joy of learning.

In this episode, Part 3 of Penny’s conversation with John Irving.

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This conversation was recorded as part of the 2017 Book Love Foundation Summer Book Club. The 2018 Summer Book Club is coming up soon. Visit the Book Love Foundation web site to learn more.

Season 2 Ep 13 Show notes

This episode is Part 3 of a three-part conversation Penny had recently with John Irving.

From Irving’s web site:

John Irving, the modern American novelist, has written thirteen novels over the course of his prolific career, nine of which have been international bestsellers.  The World According to Garp, which won the National Book Award in 1980, was John Irving s fourth novel and his first international bestseller.

Worldwide, the Irving novel most often called an American classic is A Prayer for Owen Meany (1989) the portrayal of an enduring friendship at the time when the Vietnam War had its most divisive effect on the United States.

Thank you for listening to this episode of the Book Love Foundation podcast. The Book Love Foundation is a non-profit 501 3(c) dedicated to putting books in the hands of teachers dedicated to nurturing the individual reading lives of their middle and high school students. In the past five years, we have awarded $223,000. If you can help us in our mission, visit booklovefoundation.org and make a donation. 100% of what you give goes to books.

– Penny

Thank you to our sponsor

Support for the Book Love Foundation Podcast comes from Booksource.

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Mar 26 2018

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Rank #7: A Conversation with Cornelius Minor, Part 1. Season 3 Ep. 1 of the Book Love Foundation Podcast

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Welcome to Season 3 of The Book Love Foundation Podcast! And thank you for joining us in this celebration of teaching and the joy of learning.

In this episode, Part 1 of Penny’s conversation with Cornelius Minor.

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Season 3 Ep 1 Show notes

This episode is Part 1 of a two-part conversation Penny had recently with Cornelius Minor.

Cornelius Minor is a Brooklyn-based educator and staff developer with the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project who works with teachers, school leaders, and leaders of community-based organizations to support equitable literacy reform across the globe and to bring communities together.

He is the author of We Got This: Equity, Access, and the Quest to Be Who Our Students Need Us to Be

You can connect with him on his website, Kass and Corn, or on Twitter at @MisterMinor.

Thank you for listening to this episode of the Book Love Foundation podcast. The Book Love Foundation is a non-profit 501 3(c) dedicated to putting books in the hands of teachers dedicated to nurturing the individual reading lives of their middle and high school students. If you can help us in our mission, visit booklovefoundation.org and make a donation. 100% of what you give goes to books.

– Penny

Thank you to our sponsor

This episode is brought to you in part by Audible. Audible is offering you a free audiobook with a 30-day trial membership. Just go to audibletrial.com/BookLovePodcast and browse for a title that interests you, download a title for free and start listening. It s that easy.

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Feb 01 2019

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Rank #8: Connecting Students to Books. Episode 3 of the Book Love Foundation Podcast

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Welcome to Episode 3 of The Book Love Foundation Podcast! And thank you for joining us in this celebration of teaching and the joy of learning.

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Episode 3 Show notes

You can learn more about the Book Love Foundation at Booklovefoundation.org, where you can also make a donation. 100% of the money you give to the Book Love Foundation puts books into classrooms.

Applications were due on March 1, and this year we received 140 from across the United States and Canada. I ve only just begun reading them and sorting them for my board members, but I already know we haven t raised enough money to fund all of the deserving teachers who have applied. Can you help us reach potential donors? Send a link to our podcasts to people you know and encourage them to help us with this mission. Help us bring the joy of reading to more teenagers. Help us create a love of reading in every school. Help teachers build reading lives that last.

– Penny

CONVERSATION SEGMENT

Dr. Kim Parker currently teaches grades 10-12 English and Writing at Cambridge, Rindge and Latin High School in Cambridge, MA. She blogs about her literacy work with underserved young people at www.classroomlinernotes.wordpress.com. You can also follow her on Twitter @TchKimPossible and email: kimpossible97@gmail.com

Jennifer Brinkmeyer teaches Reading Strategies and English 9 at Iowa City High School and serves as language arts curriculum coordinator for the district. In 2014, she received UChicago s Outstanding Educator Award. She regularly presents at Iowa Council Teachers of English conferences.  You can also follow her on Twitter @jjbrinkmeyer and email: Brinkmeyer.jennifer@iowacityschools.org

Brian Kelley teaches 8th-grade creative writing at Charles F. Patton Middle School in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania. He is a co-director of the Pennsylvania Writing & Literature Project. You can email him at bjk925@gmail.com, connect with him on Twitter @_briank_ , or follow  his blog: http://www.brianjkelley.net/

Penny talked about conferring with her student Kaedyn about The Death Cure by James Dashner
Here are Penny s Book Love Workshop Handouts.

BOOK TALK

Here are the books from this episode s book talk, courtesy of Donalyn Miller:

Reading without nonsense, by Frank Smith

Unidentified Suburban Object, by Mike Jung

The We Need Diverse Books Movement.

Dumplin’, by Julie Murphy

Side Effects Vary, by Julie Murphy

Rad American Women A to Z, by Kate Schatz

Drowned City, by Don Brown

The Great American Dust Bowl, by Don Brown

Donalyn Miller has taught 4th, 5th, and 6th grade language arts and social studies in the Fort Worth, TX area and was a finalist for 2010 Texas Elementary Teacher of the Year. In her popular book, The Book Whisperer, Donalyn reflects on her journey to become a reading teacher and describes how she inspires and motivates her middle school students to read 40 or more books a year. In her latest book, Reading in the Wild, Donalyn collects responses from 900 adult readers and uses this information to teach lifelong reading habits to her students. Donalyn is the founder of the annual #bookaday event and co-host the monthly Twitter chat, #titletalk. Her articles about teaching and reading have appeared in publications such as Education Week Teacher, The Reading Teacher, Educational Leadershipand The Washington Post.

Donalyn s web site is https://bookwhisperer.com/, and she can be found on Twitter @donalynbooks.

STUDENT STORY

This episode s student story was from Kim Parker.

The books mentioned in her story were:

Everything Everything, by Nicola Yoon  

Atonement, by Ian McEwan  

The Boy in the Black Suit, by Jason Reynolds

All American Boys, by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely

Books from Ni-Ni Simone

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Mar 07 2016

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Rank #9: The Kittle Classroom – Exposed! Ep 11 of the Book Love Foundation Podcast

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Welcome to Episode 11 of The Book Love Foundation Podcast! And thank you for joining us in this celebration of teaching and the joy of learning.

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Episode 11 Show notes

In this episode you will get an inside view of some of my work this year.  Kevin Carlson, who produces this podcast for the Teacher Learning Sessions, came to A158 at Kennett High School a week ago and invited my ninth graders to talk about their reading lives during this school year. The three students who volunteered to talk have similar histories from middle school .unfortunately.

They came to me from two different middle schools: one public, one private. Their teachers had good intentions and they worked hard to make a few books interesting. But with little balance between teacher-selected books and student-selected titles these kids read little and became dormant readers.

Now, after a year of hard work, they are in very different places in their reading lives.

My belief is that if kids become uninterested in reading, it is up to us–it is on us– to change that. Books, in the words of Stephen King, are portable magic. We can make that true for every student. Every year. Three from my classroom will tell you how.

Thanks so much for joining us today.  The board members of the Book Love Foundation are choosing finalists this week. We meet on Thursday. It will be a long night. We want you all to win. Every small donation helps us fund one more library. Please help us help teachers.

Thank you for listening now get back to reading.

– Penny

CONVERSATION SEGMENT

Thank you very much to Sully, Jamie, and Ashton for volunteering to share their thinking and experiences for this podcast!

These are the books referenced in their conversations…

Eragon, by Christopher Paolini (from the Inheritance Cycle series)

The Harry Potter Books, by J.K. Rowling

The Percy Jackson Books, by Rick Riordan

The Martian, by Andrew Weir

Winger, by Andrew Smith

The Lunar Chronicles, by Marissa Meyer

The Fifth Wave, by Rick Yancey (from the Fifth Wave series)

Leaving Home, by Jodi Picoult

BOOK TALK

from Jamie:

Winger, by Andrew Smith

Stand Off (Winger, Book 2), by Andrew Smith

Cinder, by Marissa Meyer (from The Lunar Chronicles series)

Scarlet, by Marissa Meyer (from The Lunar Chronicles series)

Swim the Fly, by Don Calame

The Martian, by Andy Weir

from Ashton:

Soul Surfer, by Bethany Hamilton

Growing Up Gronk, by Gordon Gronkowski

from Sully:

I Am Number Four, by Pittacus Lore (from the Lorien Legacies series)

These books are all available at The Teacher Learning Sessions Book Store.

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May 19 2016

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Rank #10: A Conversation with Donalyn Miller, Part 2. Ep. 8 of the Book Love Foundation Podcast

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Welcome to Episode 8 of The Book Love Foundation Podcast! And thank you for joining us in this celebration of teaching and the joy of learning.

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Episode 8 Show notes

This episode is Part 1 of a two-part conversation Penny had recently with Donalyn Miller.

Thank you for listening to this episode of the Book Love Foundation podcast. The Book Love Foundation is a non-profit 501 3(c) dedicated to putting books in the hands of teachers dedicated to nurturing the individual reading lives of their middle and high school students. We have given away $100,000 in three years and are currently reviewing 140 applications for 2016. We wish we had money to give to every one of these deserving teachers. If you can help us in that mission, visit booklovefoundation.org and make a donation. 100% of what you give goes to books.

– Penny

RESOURCES REFERENCED IN THIS EPISODE

Books:

The Book Whisperer, by Donalyn Miller

Reading in the Wild, by Donalyn Miller

On Twitter:

@donalynbooks

co-host of #titletalk with Colby Sharp

co-host of Best Practices Roots (#bproots) with Teri Lesesne

founder of #bookaday

Donalyn is also the co-founder of the Nerdy Book Club.

Other:

Scholastic Book Fairs, where Donalyn is Manager of Independent Reading Outreach

Little Free Libraries

Book Buzz

Book Riot

BOOK TALK

Here are the books from this episode s book talk, courtesy of Donalyn Miller:

Reading without nonsense, by Frank Smith

Unidentified Suburban Object, by Mike Jung

The We Need Diverse Books Movement.

Dumplin’, by Julie Murphy

Side Effects Vary, by Julie Murphy

Rad American Women A to Z, by Kate Schatz

Drowned City, by Don Brown

The Great American Dust Bowl, by Don Brown

(Yes, this same book talk appeared in Episode #3.)

Thank you for listening to the The Book Love Foundation Podcast. If you enjoyed listening, please share it with a colleague or two.

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Apr 19 2016

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Rank #11: A Conversation with Kylene Beers, Part 1. Ep. 4 of the Book Love Foundation Podcast

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Welcome to Episode 4 of The Book Love Foundation Podcast! And thank you for joining us in this celebration of teaching and the joy of learning.

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Episode 4 Show notes

This episode is Part 1 of a two-part conversation Penny had recently with Kylene Beers.

Thank you for listening to this episode of the Book Love Foundation podcast. The Book Love Foundation is a non-profit 501 3(c) dedicated to putting books in the hands of teachers dedicated to nurturing the individual reading lives of their middle and high school students. We have given away $100,000 in three years and are currently reviewing 140 applications for 2016. We wish we had money to give to every one of these deserving teachers. If you can help us in that mission, visit booklovefoundation.org and make a donation. 100% of what you give goes to books.

– Penny

RESOURCES REFERENCED IN THIS EPISODE

When Kids Can’t Read, What Teachers Can Do, by Kylene Beers.

Notice and Note, by Kylene Beers and Robert E. Probst

Response and Analysis, by Robert E. Probst

Notice and Note book club page on FB  (started by Alison Jackson, a 3rd grade teacher)

The Heinemann Booth Bay Literacy Retreat

Reading Nonfiction, by Kylene Beers and Robert E. Probst

Kylene s I am not an H Facebook post

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Mar 21 2016

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Rank #12: A Conversation with Donalyn Miller, Part 1. Ep. 7 of the Book Love Foundation Podcast

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Welcome to Episode 7 of The Book Love Foundation Podcast! And thank you for joining us in this celebration of teaching and the joy of learning.

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Episode 7 Show notes

This episode is Part 1 of a two-part conversation Penny had recently with Donalyn Miller.

Thank you for listening to this episode of the Book Love Foundation podcast. The Book Love Foundation is a non-profit 501 3(c) dedicated to putting books in the hands of teachers dedicated to nurturing the individual reading lives of their middle and high school students. We have given away $100,000 in three years and are currently reviewing 140 applications for 2016. We wish we had money to give to every one of these deserving teachers. If you can help us in that mission, visit booklovefoundation.org and make a donation. 100% of what you give goes to books.

– Penny

RESOURCES REFERENCED IN THIS EPISODE

Books:

The Book Whisperer, by Donalyn Miller

Reading in the Wild, by Donalyn Miller

Slasher Girls and Monster Boys, by April Genevieve Tucholke

On Twitter:

@donalynbooks

co-host of #titletalk with Colby Sharp

co-host of Best Practices Roots (#bproots) with Teri Lesesne

founder of #bookaday

Donalyn is also the co-founder of the Nerdy Book Club.

Other:

Scholastic Book Fairs, where Donalyn is Manager of Independent Reading Outreach

Thank you for listening to the The Book Love Foundation Podcast. If you enjoyed listening, please share it with a colleague or two.

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Apr 18 2016

20mins

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Rank #13: 2017 Winter Break Special #2

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Welcome to The Book Love Foundation Podcast! And thank you for joining us in this celebration of teaching and the joy of learning.

This episode is part of a series of special shows for winter break 2017! In each episode, we will help you figure what to do with those book store gift cards by sharing some titles you may want to add to your classroom library. Today Penny talks with Cornelius Minor!

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Season 2 Ep 6 Show notes

Cornelius Minor is a frequent keynote speaker for and Lead Staff Developer at the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project. In that capacity, he works with teachers, school leaders, and leaders of community-based organizations to support deep and wide literacy reform in cities (and sometimes villages) across the globe. Whether working with teachers and young people in Singapore, Seattle, or New York City, Cornelius always uses his love for technology, hip-hop, and social media to recruit students engagement in reading and writing and teachers engagement in communities of practice. As a staff developer, Cornelius draws not only on his years teaching middle school in the Bronx and Brooklyn, but also on time spent skateboarding, shooting hoops, and working with young people.

Find him on Twitter, and on Facebook. And also check out some of the episodes of the Heinemann Podcast that he has been part of.

What a variety of titles from Cornelius! Here are his recommendations…

Video Game Guides for Pokemon, Legend of Zelda, Super Mario, and MineCraft.

Can’t Stop Won’t Stop, by Jeff Chang

The Rap Yearbook, by Shea Serrano and Arturo Torres

Hip Hop Raised Me, by DJ Semtex

Basketball (and Other Things): A Collection of Questions Asked, Answered, Illustrated, by Shea Serrano, illustrated by Arturo Torres

Dear Martin, by Nic Stone

The Great Greene Heist, by Varian Johnson

To Catch a Cheat, by Varian Johnson

Marvel Champions

At the end of this special series, a list of all the suggested titles will be sent to everybody on the Teacher Learning Sessions email list. If you are not yet on the list, you can go to Teacher Learning Sessions.com and sign up there. It is quick and easy, and you will receive that list directly to your inbox. If you already are on the list, thank you!

Thank you for listening to this episode of the Book Love Foundation podcast. The Book Love Foundation is a non-profit 501 3(c) dedicated to putting books in the hands of teachers dedicated to nurturing the individual reading lives of their middle and high school students. In the past five years, we have awarded $223,000. If you can help us in our mission, visit booklovefoundation.org and make a donation. 100% of what you give goes to books.

– Penny

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Dec 28 2017

27mins

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Rank #14: 2017 Winter Break #5

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Welcome to The Book Love Foundation Podcast! And thank you for joining us in this celebration of teaching and the joy of learning.

This episode is part of a series of special shows for winter break 2017! In each episode, we will help you figure what to do with those book store gift cards by sharing some titles you may want to add to your classroom library. Today Penny talks with Aeriale Johnson!

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Season 2 Ep 9 Show notes

Aeriale Johnson  serves children and their communities as a kindergarten teacher at Washington Elementary School in San Jose, CA. Prior to that, she taught in rural Alaska for 11 years and Florida for eight years. Her research focuses on both exploring and eliminating word poverty and the impact of the vestiges of colonialism on public school education in rural and urban settings throughout the world. She is a National Board Certified Teacher, served on the ILA Rural Diversity Committee from 2012-14, has presented at ILA and NCTE, and is currently a Heinemann Fellow.

Find Aeriale on Twitter and Facebook.

Here are her book recommendations…

Where the Past Begins, by Amy Tan

My Name is Not Easy, by Debby Dahl Edwardson

(Also mentioned: Blessings Bead and Whale Snow.)

The Rock and the River, by Kekla Magoon

(Also mentioned: How It Went Down and X, a novel, written with Ilyasah Shabazz.)

Other texts mentioned:

Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption, by Bryan Stevenson

Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City, by Matthew Desmond

There Are No Children Here: The Story of Two Boys Growing Up in the Other America, by Alex Kotlowitz

The Hate U Give, by Angie Thomas

All American Boys, by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely

Refugee, by Alan Gratz

At the end of this special series, a list of all the suggested titles will be sent to everybody on the Teacher Learning Sessions email list. If you are not yet on the list, you can go to Teacher Learning Sessions.com and sign up there. It is quick and easy, and you will receive that list directly to your inbox. If you already are on the list, thank you!

Thank you for listening to this episode of the Book Love Foundation podcast. The Book Love Foundation is a non-profit 501 3(c) dedicated to putting books in the hands of teachers dedicated to nurturing the individual reading lives of their middle and high school students. In the past five years, we have awarded $223,000. If you can help us in our mission, visit booklovefoundation.org and make a donation. 100% of what you give goes to books.

– Penny

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Dec 31 2017

34mins

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Rank #15: 2017 Winter Break #4

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Welcome to The Book Love Foundation Podcast! And thank you for joining us in this celebration of teaching and the joy of learning.

This episode is part of a series of special shows for winter break 2017! In each episode, we will help you figure what to do with those book store gift cards by sharing some titles you may want to add to your classroom library. Today Penny talks with Dana Johansen!

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Season 2 Ep 8 Show notes

Penny talks about Enticing Hard-to-Reach Writers, by Ruth Ayers.

Dana Johansen  Dana has taught elementary and middle school for more than ten years. She currently teaches fifth grade English and is earning her doctorate in Curriculum & Teaching at Teachers College, Columbia University. Dedicated to the ever-expanding applications of technology in the classroom, she has presented at conferences on the use of iPads, wikis and blogs in the classroom.

Dana is the co-author with Sonja Cherry-Paul of Flip Your Writing Workshop: A Blended Learning Approach, and Teaching Interpretation: Using Text-Based Evidence to Construct Meaning.

Find Dana on Twitter.

Here are her book recommendations…

The Swap, by Megan Shull. (Megan on Twitter.)

Kate Messner includes a link on her web site to authors who Skype with classes and book clubs (for free).

Ghost, by Jason Reynolds

Patina, by Jason Reynolds

Sunny, by Jason Reynolds

The Charmed Children of Rookskill Castle, by Janet Fox.

At the end of this special series, a list of all the suggested titles will be sent to everybody on the Teacher Learning Sessions email list. If you are not yet on the list, you can go to Teacher Learning Sessions.com and sign up there. It is quick and easy, and you will receive that list directly to your inbox. If you already are on the list, thank you!

Thank you for listening to this episode of the Book Love Foundation podcast. The Book Love Foundation is a non-profit 501 3(c) dedicated to putting books in the hands of teachers dedicated to nurturing the individual reading lives of their middle and high school students. In the past five years, we have awarded $223,000. If you can help us in our mission, visit booklovefoundation.org and make a donation. 100% of what you give goes to books.

– Penny

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Dec 30 2017

17mins

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A Conversation with Namrata Tripathi and Randy Ribay, Season 4, Ep.5 of The Book Love Foundation Podcast

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In this episode, Julia speaks with Namrata Tripathi Vice President and Publisher of Kokila books, an imprint that specializes in centering  stories from the margins, and Randy Ribay, educator and author of An Infinite Number of Parallel Universes, After the Shot Drops, and the highly acclaimed Patron Saints of Nothing. Listen as the three of them talk all things books, publishing, education and the intersections between them.

Oct 30 2020

59mins

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A Conversation with Liz Prather and Sarah Zerwin, Season 4, Ep.4 of The Book Love Foundation Podcast

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Welcome to The Book Love Foundation Podcast! And thank you for joining us in this celebration of teaching and the joy of learning. In this episode, Julia Torres holds a conversation with Liz Prather and Sarah Zerwin on their teaching journeys and ways to disrupt literacy instruction as we currently know it.

Jul 30 2020

21mins

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A Conversation with Luz Yadira Herrera and Carla España, Season 4, Ep.3

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Welcome to The Book Love Foundation Podcast! And thank you for joining us in this celebration of teaching and the joy of learning. In this episode, Julia Torres holds a conversation with Luz Yadira Herrera and Carla Carla España, authors of En Comunidad. They discuss the importance of responsive bilingual education with a particular focus on bilingual Latinx students, and developing a pedagogy of translanguaging.

Jul 07 2020

40mins

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A Conversation on Poetry with Nicole Stellon O'Donnell, Season 4, Ep. 2

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Welcome to The Book Love Foundation Podcast! And thank you for joining us in this celebration of teaching and the joy of learning. In this episode, Julia Torres holds a conversation with Nicole Stellon O'Donnell on the connection between being a teacher with a writing life, and the challenge and invitation of teaching writers and readers in alternative education settings.

May 08 2020

25mins

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A Conversation with Chad Everett, Season 4, Ep. 1 of the Book Love Foundation Podcast

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Welcome to Season 4 of The Book Love Foundation Podcast! And thank you for joining us in this celebration of teaching and the joy of learning.

In this episode, Julia Torres interviews Chad Everett on his work leading literacy efforts in a large middle school.

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Season 4 Episode 1 Show Notes


Bringing a variety of professional experiences into the realm of education, Chad Everett is a self-proclaimed literacy and technology geek. His knowledge of effective technology practices to enhance student learning coupled with his passion for literacy makes him a significant resource in the school districts with which he works.

A strong believer in the power of collaboration and the power of technology to expand learning communities, Chad cofounded #MSedchat, Mississippi’s education Twitter chat. 

Chad holds a degree from the University of Memphis and is currently completing a Masters degree in Educational Administration and Supervision from the University of Southern Mississippi.  He is a former instructional technology specialist and now works in the area of student discipline, examining the power of restorative discipline practices to transform the student discipline process.

A frequent professional development leader and conference presenter, Chad spreads a love and enthusiasm for learning and the role technology plays in literacy instruction. Additionally, he works with community adult literacy organizations, believing the change needed to transform education extends beyond the school’s walls.

Find him on Twitter @ChadCEverett

Thank you for listening to this episode of the Book Love Foundation podcast. The Book Love Foundation is a non-profit 501 3(c) dedicated to putting books in the hands of teachers dedicated to nurturing the individual reading lives of their middle and high school students. If you can help us in our mission, visit booklovefoundation.org and make a donation. 100% of what you give goes to books.

– Penny

Thank you to our sponsor

This episode is brought to you in part by Audible. Audible is offering you a free audiobook with a 30-day trial membership. Just go to audibletrial.com/BookLovePodcast and browse for a title that interests you, download a title for free and start listening. It's that easy.

Apr 15 2020

35mins

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The Book Love Foundation Podcast: Sam Graham-Felsen

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Welcome to The Book Love Foundation Podcast! And thank you for joining us in this celebration of teaching and the joy of learning.

In this episode, Penny’s conversation with Sam Graham-Felsen, author of Green, a novel.

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Season 3 Ep 2 Show notes

Sam Graham-Felsen s debut novel Green was recently selected as one of 10 adult books with special appeal to teen readers to receive the 2019 Alex Awards by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) division of the American Library Association (ALA).

It was also recognized as a New York Times Editor s Pick, an Indie Next selection, one of Amazon s Best Books of the Month, one of Six Debuts to Watch for in 2018 by Barnes and Noble, and one of the New Yorker s Books We Loved in 2018.

His nonfiction writing has appeared in the New York Times Magazine, the Washington PostThe Nation, and elsewhereFrom, 2007-2008, he worked as the chief blogger on Barack Obama s presidential campaign.

Sam is currently at work on more fiction and serves as an adjunct assistant professor of creative writing at Columbia University.

You can connect with him on Facebook or contact him through his website.

Thank you for listening to this episode of the Book Love Foundation podcast. The Book Love Foundation is a non-profit 501 3(c) dedicated to putting books in the hands of teachers dedicated to nurturing the individual reading lives of their middle and high school students. If you can help us in our mission, visit booklovefoundation.org and make a donation. 100% of what you give goes to books.

– Penny

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Mar 08 2019

49mins

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A Conversation with Cornelius Minor, Part 2. Season 3 Ep. 2 of the Book Love Foundation Podcast

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Welcome to Season 3 of The Book Love Foundation Podcast! And thank you for joining us in this celebration of teaching and the joy of learning.

In this episode, Part 2 of Penny’s conversation with Cornelius Minor.

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Season 3 Ep 2 Show notes

This episode is Part 2 of Penny’s recent conversation with Cornelius Minor. If you haven’t heard Part 1, be sure to check it out!

Cornelius Minor is a Brooklyn-based educator and staff developer with the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project who works with teachers, school leaders, and leaders of community-based organizations to support equitable literacy reform across the globe and to bring communities together.

He is the author of We Got This: Equity, Access, and the Quest to Be Who Our Students Need Us to Be

You can connect with him on his website, Kass and Corn, or on Twitter at @MisterMinor.

Thank you for listening to this episode of the Book Love Foundation podcast. The Book Love Foundation is a non-profit 501 3(c) dedicated to putting books in the hands of teachers dedicated to nurturing the individual reading lives of their middle and high school students. If you can help us in our mission, visit booklovefoundation.org and make a donation. 100% of what you give goes to books.

– Penny

Thank you to our sponsor

This episode is brought to you in part by Audible. Audible is offering you a free audiobook with a 30-day trial membership. Just go to audibletrial.com/BookLovePodcast and browse for a title that interests you, download a title for free and start listening. It s that easy.

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Feb 15 2019

14mins

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A Conversation with Cornelius Minor, Part 1. Season 3 Ep. 1 of the Book Love Foundation Podcast

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Welcome to Season 3 of The Book Love Foundation Podcast! And thank you for joining us in this celebration of teaching and the joy of learning.

In this episode, Part 1 of Penny’s conversation with Cornelius Minor.

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Season 3 Ep 1 Show notes

This episode is Part 1 of a two-part conversation Penny had recently with Cornelius Minor.

Cornelius Minor is a Brooklyn-based educator and staff developer with the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project who works with teachers, school leaders, and leaders of community-based organizations to support equitable literacy reform across the globe and to bring communities together.

He is the author of We Got This: Equity, Access, and the Quest to Be Who Our Students Need Us to Be

You can connect with him on his website, Kass and Corn, or on Twitter at @MisterMinor.

Thank you for listening to this episode of the Book Love Foundation podcast. The Book Love Foundation is a non-profit 501 3(c) dedicated to putting books in the hands of teachers dedicated to nurturing the individual reading lives of their middle and high school students. If you can help us in our mission, visit booklovefoundation.org and make a donation. 100% of what you give goes to books.

– Penny

Thank you to our sponsor

This episode is brought to you in part by Audible. Audible is offering you a free audiobook with a 30-day trial membership. Just go to audibletrial.com/BookLovePodcast and browse for a title that interests you, download a title for free and start listening. It s that easy.

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Feb 01 2019

29mins

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A Conversation with John Irving, Part 3. Season 2 Ep. 13 of the Book Love Foundation Podcast

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Welcome to The Book Love Foundation Podcast! And thank you for joining us in this celebration of teaching and the joy of learning.

In this episode, Part 3 of Penny’s conversation with John Irving.

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This conversation was recorded as part of the 2017 Book Love Foundation Summer Book Club. The 2018 Summer Book Club is coming up soon. Visit the Book Love Foundation web site to learn more.

Season 2 Ep 13 Show notes

This episode is Part 3 of a three-part conversation Penny had recently with John Irving.

From Irving’s web site:

John Irving, the modern American novelist, has written thirteen novels over the course of his prolific career, nine of which have been international bestsellers.  The World According to Garp, which won the National Book Award in 1980, was John Irving s fourth novel and his first international bestseller.

Worldwide, the Irving novel most often called an American classic is A Prayer for Owen Meany (1989) the portrayal of an enduring friendship at the time when the Vietnam War had its most divisive effect on the United States.

Thank you for listening to this episode of the Book Love Foundation podcast. The Book Love Foundation is a non-profit 501 3(c) dedicated to putting books in the hands of teachers dedicated to nurturing the individual reading lives of their middle and high school students. In the past five years, we have awarded $223,000. If you can help us in our mission, visit booklovefoundation.org and make a donation. 100% of what you give goes to books.

– Penny

Thank you to our sponsor

Support for the Book Love Foundation Podcast comes from Booksource.

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Mar 26 2018

13mins

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A Conversation with John Irving, Part 2. Season 2 Ep. 12 of the Book Love Foundation Podcast

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Welcome to The Book Love Foundation Podcast! And thank you for joining us in this celebration of teaching and the joy of learning.

In this episode, Part 2 of Penny’s conversation with John Irving.

Subscribe in iTunes Donate to the Book Love Foundation

This conversation was recorded as part of the 2017 Book Love Foundation Summer Book Club. The 2018 Summer Book Club is coming up soon. Visit the Book Love Foundation web site to learn more.

Season 2 Ep 12 Show notes

This episode is Part 2 of a three-part conversation Penny had recently with John Irving.

From Irving’s web site:

John Irving, the modern American novelist, has written thirteen novels over the course of his prolific career, nine of which have been international bestsellers.  The World According to Garp, which won the National Book Award in 1980, was John Irving s fourth novel and his first international bestseller.

Worldwide, the Irving novel most often called an American classic is A Prayer for Owen Meany (1989) the portrayal of an enduring friendship at the time when the Vietnam War had its most divisive effect on the United States.

Thank you for listening to this episode of the Book Love Foundation podcast. The Book Love Foundation is a non-profit 501 3(c) dedicated to putting books in the hands of teachers dedicated to nurturing the individual reading lives of their middle and high school students. In the past five years, we have awarded $223,000. If you can help us in our mission, visit booklovefoundation.org and make a donation. 100% of what you give goes to books.

– Penny

Thank you to our sponsor

Support for the Book Love Foundation Podcast comes from Booksource.

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Mar 26 2018

21mins

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A Conversation with John Irving, Part 1. Season 2 Ep. 11 of the Book Love Foundation Podcast

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Welcome to The Book Love Foundation Podcast! And thank you for joining us in this celebration of teaching and the joy of learning.

In this episode, Part 1 of Penny’s conversation with John Irving.

Subscribe in iTunes Donate to the Book Love Foundation

This conversation was recorded as part of the 2017 Book Love Foundation Summer Book Club. The 2018 Summer Book Club is coming up soon. Visit the Book Love Foundation web site to learn more.

Season 2 Ep 11 Show notes

This episode is Part 1 of a three-part conversation Penny had recently with John Irving.

From Irving’s web site:

John Irving, the modern American novelist, has written thirteen novels over the course of his prolific career, nine of which have been international bestsellers.  The World According to Garp, which won the National Book Award in 1980, was John Irving s fourth novel and his first international bestseller.

Worldwide, the Irving novel most often called an American classic is A Prayer for Owen Meany (1989) the portrayal of an enduring friendship at the time when the Vietnam War had its most divisive effect on the United States.

Thank you for listening to this episode of the Book Love Foundation podcast. The Book Love Foundation is a non-profit 501 3(c) dedicated to putting books in the hands of teachers dedicated to nurturing the individual reading lives of their middle and high school students. In the past five years, we have awarded $223,000. If you can help us in our mission, visit booklovefoundation.org and make a donation. 100% of what you give goes to books.

– Penny

What Penny is Reading

If your students like high action fantasy books that connect strongly to character, like the Hunger Games and the Maze Runner, check out The Arc of Scythe series, by Neil Shusterman.  Thunderhead, Volume 2, is now available.

Also, The Dorothy Must Die series, by Danielle Paige lets students revisit Oz in a whole new way.

Thank you to our sponsor

Support for the Book Love Foundation Podcast comes from Booksource.

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Mar 26 2018

19mins

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2017 Winter Break #6

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Welcome to The Book Love Foundation Podcast! And thank you for joining us in this celebration of teaching and the joy of learning.

This episode is part of a series of special shows for winter break 2017! In each episode, we will help you figure what to do with those book store gift cards by sharing some titles you may want to add to your classroom library. Today Penny talks with Tiana Silvas-Brunetti!

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Season 2 Ep 10 Show notes

Tiana Silvas-Brunetti considers effective teaching to be an intersection of continuous co-constructed learning, self-confidence, and lifelong leaders that emerge from teacher teams and classrooms. Silvas feels that the best way to grow as an education leader is through experience in the classroom saying, I continue to lead from the trenches. She says true leadership isn t what you do in the moment, but the legacy you leave behind. TIana is a 4th Grade Teacher, and former Literacy Coach at PS 59 (from her Heinemann Fellows bio).

Find Tiana on Twitter and Facebook.

Read the recent post from the Heinemann Fellows blog, Heinemann Fellow Tiana Silvas on Fostering Empathy and Understanding Among Students.

In their conversation, Tiana and Penny mentioned several authors who have books that kids can connect with throughout their development as readers.

By Jacqueline Woodson: The Other Side, Brown Girl Dreaming

By Gary Soto: Baseball in April, his many books of poetry

By Matt de la Pena: Last Stop on Market Street, Mexican WhiteBoy

By Jason Reynolds: Ghost, All the Way Down

By Kwame Alexander: The Crossover, Solo

Here are Tiana’s book recommendations…

Her Right Foot, by Dave Eggers

The Paper-flower Tree, by Jacqueline Ayer

Family Pictures Cuadros de Familia, by Carmen Lomas Garza

At the end of this special series, a list of all the suggested titles will be sent to everybody on the Teacher Learning Sessions email list. If you are not yet on the list, you can go to Teacher Learning Sessions.com and sign up there. It is quick and easy, and you will receive that list directly to your inbox. If you already are on the list, thank you!

Thank you for listening to this episode of the Book Love Foundation podcast. The Book Love Foundation is a non-profit 501 3(c) dedicated to putting books in the hands of teachers dedicated to nurturing the individual reading lives of their middle and high school students. In the past five years, we have awarded $223,000. If you can help us in our mission, visit booklovefoundation.org and make a donation. 100% of what you give goes to books.

– Penny

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Jan 01 2018

30mins

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2017 Winter Break #5

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Welcome to The Book Love Foundation Podcast! And thank you for joining us in this celebration of teaching and the joy of learning.

This episode is part of a series of special shows for winter break 2017! In each episode, we will help you figure what to do with those book store gift cards by sharing some titles you may want to add to your classroom library. Today Penny talks with Aeriale Johnson!

Subscribe in iTunes Donate to the Book Love Foundation

Season 2 Ep 9 Show notes

Aeriale Johnson  serves children and their communities as a kindergarten teacher at Washington Elementary School in San Jose, CA. Prior to that, she taught in rural Alaska for 11 years and Florida for eight years. Her research focuses on both exploring and eliminating word poverty and the impact of the vestiges of colonialism on public school education in rural and urban settings throughout the world. She is a National Board Certified Teacher, served on the ILA Rural Diversity Committee from 2012-14, has presented at ILA and NCTE, and is currently a Heinemann Fellow.

Find Aeriale on Twitter and Facebook.

Here are her book recommendations…

Where the Past Begins, by Amy Tan

My Name is Not Easy, by Debby Dahl Edwardson

(Also mentioned: Blessings Bead and Whale Snow.)

The Rock and the River, by Kekla Magoon

(Also mentioned: How It Went Down and X, a novel, written with Ilyasah Shabazz.)

Other texts mentioned:

Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption, by Bryan Stevenson

Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City, by Matthew Desmond

There Are No Children Here: The Story of Two Boys Growing Up in the Other America, by Alex Kotlowitz

The Hate U Give, by Angie Thomas

All American Boys, by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely

Refugee, by Alan Gratz

At the end of this special series, a list of all the suggested titles will be sent to everybody on the Teacher Learning Sessions email list. If you are not yet on the list, you can go to Teacher Learning Sessions.com and sign up there. It is quick and easy, and you will receive that list directly to your inbox. If you already are on the list, thank you!

Thank you for listening to this episode of the Book Love Foundation podcast. The Book Love Foundation is a non-profit 501 3(c) dedicated to putting books in the hands of teachers dedicated to nurturing the individual reading lives of their middle and high school students. In the past five years, we have awarded $223,000. If you can help us in our mission, visit booklovefoundation.org and make a donation. 100% of what you give goes to books.

– Penny

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Dec 31 2017

34mins

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2017 Winter Break #4

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Welcome to The Book Love Foundation Podcast! And thank you for joining us in this celebration of teaching and the joy of learning.

This episode is part of a series of special shows for winter break 2017! In each episode, we will help you figure what to do with those book store gift cards by sharing some titles you may want to add to your classroom library. Today Penny talks with Dana Johansen!

Subscribe in iTunes Donate to the Book Love Foundation

Season 2 Ep 8 Show notes

Penny talks about Enticing Hard-to-Reach Writers, by Ruth Ayers.

Dana Johansen  Dana has taught elementary and middle school for more than ten years. She currently teaches fifth grade English and is earning her doctorate in Curriculum & Teaching at Teachers College, Columbia University. Dedicated to the ever-expanding applications of technology in the classroom, she has presented at conferences on the use of iPads, wikis and blogs in the classroom.

Dana is the co-author with Sonja Cherry-Paul of Flip Your Writing Workshop: A Blended Learning Approach, and Teaching Interpretation: Using Text-Based Evidence to Construct Meaning.

Find Dana on Twitter.

Here are her book recommendations…

The Swap, by Megan Shull. (Megan on Twitter.)

Kate Messner includes a link on her web site to authors who Skype with classes and book clubs (for free).

Ghost, by Jason Reynolds

Patina, by Jason Reynolds

Sunny, by Jason Reynolds

The Charmed Children of Rookskill Castle, by Janet Fox.

At the end of this special series, a list of all the suggested titles will be sent to everybody on the Teacher Learning Sessions email list. If you are not yet on the list, you can go to Teacher Learning Sessions.com and sign up there. It is quick and easy, and you will receive that list directly to your inbox. If you already are on the list, thank you!

Thank you for listening to this episode of the Book Love Foundation podcast. The Book Love Foundation is a non-profit 501 3(c) dedicated to putting books in the hands of teachers dedicated to nurturing the individual reading lives of their middle and high school students. In the past five years, we have awarded $223,000. If you can help us in our mission, visit booklovefoundation.org and make a donation. 100% of what you give goes to books.

– Penny

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Dec 30 2017

17mins

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2017 Winter Break Special #3

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Welcome to The Book Love Foundation Podcast! And thank you for joining us in this celebration of teaching and the joy of learning.

This episode is part of a series of special shows for winter break 2017! In each episode, we will help you figure what to do with those book store gift cards by sharing some titles you may want to add to your classroom library. Today Penny talks with Tricia Ebarvia!

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Season 2 Ep 7 Show notes

Tricia Ebarvia teaches at Conestoga High School outside Philadelphia, PA. From her Heinemann Fellow bio:  Tricia has spent the last 15 years as a classroom educator with a student-driven approach to teaching reading and writing. Through her career, Tricia has applied the philosophy of the teacher-as-researcher while applying best practices to cultivate independent learners through independent reading and student choice. For better or worse, well enough doesn t satisfy me. I approach each school year, each course, each unit with fresh eyes.

Find Tricia on Twitter and her web site.

Here are her book recommendations…

When Dimple Met Rishi, by Sandhya Menon

Crazy Rich Asians, by Kevin Kwan

The Paper Menagerie, by Ken Liu

The story “The Paper Menagerie” was also featured on an episode of LeVar Burton Reads.

Also, Penny talked about Reimagining Writing Assessment: from Scales to Stories, by Maja Wilson.

At the end of this special series, a list of all the suggested titles will be sent to everybody on the Teacher Learning Sessions email list. If you are not yet on the list, you can go to Teacher Learning Sessions.com and sign up there. It is quick and easy, and you will receive that list directly to your inbox. If you already are on the list, thank you!

Thank you for listening to this episode of the Book Love Foundation podcast. The Book Love Foundation is a non-profit 501 3(c) dedicated to putting books in the hands of teachers dedicated to nurturing the individual reading lives of their middle and high school students. In the past five years, we have awarded $223,000. If you can help us in our mission, visit booklovefoundation.org and make a donation. 100% of what you give goes to books.

– Penny

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Dec 29 2017

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2017 Winter Break Special #2

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Welcome to The Book Love Foundation Podcast! And thank you for joining us in this celebration of teaching and the joy of learning.

This episode is part of a series of special shows for winter break 2017! In each episode, we will help you figure what to do with those book store gift cards by sharing some titles you may want to add to your classroom library. Today Penny talks with Cornelius Minor!

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Season 2 Ep 6 Show notes

Cornelius Minor is a frequent keynote speaker for and Lead Staff Developer at the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project. In that capacity, he works with teachers, school leaders, and leaders of community-based organizations to support deep and wide literacy reform in cities (and sometimes villages) across the globe. Whether working with teachers and young people in Singapore, Seattle, or New York City, Cornelius always uses his love for technology, hip-hop, and social media to recruit students engagement in reading and writing and teachers engagement in communities of practice. As a staff developer, Cornelius draws not only on his years teaching middle school in the Bronx and Brooklyn, but also on time spent skateboarding, shooting hoops, and working with young people.

Find him on Twitter, and on Facebook. And also check out some of the episodes of the Heinemann Podcast that he has been part of.

What a variety of titles from Cornelius! Here are his recommendations…

Video Game Guides for Pokemon, Legend of Zelda, Super Mario, and MineCraft.

Can’t Stop Won’t Stop, by Jeff Chang

The Rap Yearbook, by Shea Serrano and Arturo Torres

Hip Hop Raised Me, by DJ Semtex

Basketball (and Other Things): A Collection of Questions Asked, Answered, Illustrated, by Shea Serrano, illustrated by Arturo Torres

Dear Martin, by Nic Stone

The Great Greene Heist, by Varian Johnson

To Catch a Cheat, by Varian Johnson

Marvel Champions

At the end of this special series, a list of all the suggested titles will be sent to everybody on the Teacher Learning Sessions email list. If you are not yet on the list, you can go to Teacher Learning Sessions.com and sign up there. It is quick and easy, and you will receive that list directly to your inbox. If you already are on the list, thank you!

Thank you for listening to this episode of the Book Love Foundation podcast. The Book Love Foundation is a non-profit 501 3(c) dedicated to putting books in the hands of teachers dedicated to nurturing the individual reading lives of their middle and high school students. In the past five years, we have awarded $223,000. If you can help us in our mission, visit booklovefoundation.org and make a donation. 100% of what you give goes to books.

– Penny

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Dec 28 2017

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2017 Winter Break Special #1

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Welcome to The Book Love Foundation Podcast! And thank you for joining us in this celebration of teaching and the joy of learning.

This is the first in a short series of special shows for winter break 2017! In each episode, we will help you figure what to do with those book store gift cards by sharing some titles you may want to add to your classroom library.

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Season 2 Ep 5 Show notes

Some recommended titles from Penny Kittle…

What Made Maddy Run: The Secret Struggles and Tragic Death of an All-American Teen, by Kate Fagan

Out of Wonder, by Kwame Alexander

Untwine, by Edwidge Danticat

(also mentioned, The Art of Death: Writing the Final Story and Create Dangerously)

Reading for Their Life: Re-building the Textual Lineages of African-American Adolescent Males, by Alfred Tatum

At the end of this special series, a list of all the suggested titles will be sent to everybody on the Teacher Learning Sessions email list. If you are not yet on the list, you can go to Teacher Learning Sessions.com and sign up there. It is quick and easy, and you will receive that list directly to your inbox. If you already are on the list, thank you!

Thank you for listening to this episode of the Book Love Foundation podcast. The Book Love Foundation is a non-profit 501 3(c) dedicated to putting books in the hands of teachers dedicated to nurturing the individual reading lives of their middle and high school students. In the past five years, we have awarded $223,000. If you can help us in our mission, visit booklovefoundation.org and make a donation. 100% of what you give goes to books.

– Penny

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Dec 27 2017

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A Conversation with Deborah Wiles, Part 2. Season 2 Ep. 4 of the Book Love Foundation Podcast

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Welcome to The Book Love Foundation Podcast! And thank you for joining us in this celebration of teaching and the joy of learning.

In this episode, Part 2 of Penny’s recent conversation with Deborah Wiles.

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Season 2 Ep 4 Show notes

This episode is Part 2 of a two-part conversation Penny had recently with Deborah Wiles.

Deborah Wiles is an award-winning author of novels and picture books whose work is loved by readers of all ages. She is a two-time National Book Award Finalist, and you can learn more about her at her website.

Deborah’s novels include Love, Ruby Lavender (2001), Each Little Bird That Sings (2005. National Book Award Finalist), The Aurora County All Stars (2007), Countdown (2010), and Revolution (2014. National Book Award Finalist).

Her picture books include Freedom Summer (2001) and One Wide Sky (2003).

From the conversation:

Deborah Wiles on Pinterest.

Minds Made for Stories, by Tom Newkirk

12 truths I learned from life and writing, by Anne Lamott.

“Story is the primary vehicle human beings use to structure knowledge and experience.”   – Richard Rhodes

Thank you for listening to this episode of the Book Love Foundation podcast. The Book Love Foundation is a non-profit 501 3(c) dedicated to putting books in the hands of teachers dedicated to nurturing the individual reading lives of their middle and high school students. In the past five years, we have awarded $223,000. If you can help us in our mission, visit booklovefoundation.org and make a donation. 100% of what you give goes to books.

– Penny

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Dec 15 2017

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A Conversation with Deborah Wiles, Part 1. Season 2 Ep. 3 of the Book Love Foundation Podcast

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Welcome to The Book Love Foundation Podcast! And thank you for joining us in this celebration of teaching and the joy of learning.

In this episode, Part 1 of Penny’s recent conversation with Deborah Wiles.

Subscribe in iTunes Donate to the Book Love Foundation

Season 2 Ep 3 Show notes

This episode is Part 1 of a two-part conversation Penny had recently with Deborah Wiles.

Deborah Wiles is an award-winning author of novels and picture books whose work is loved by readers of all ages. She is a two-time National Book Award Finalist, and you can learn more about her at her website.

Deborah’s novels include Love, Ruby Lavender (2001), Each Little Bird That Sings (2005. National Book Award Finalist), The Aurora County All Stars (2007), Countdown (2010), and Revolution (2014. National Book Award Finalist).

Her picture books include Freedom Summer (2001) and One Wide Sky (2003).

From the conversation:

Deborah Wiles on Pinterest.

Minds Made for Stories, by Tom Newkirk

12 truths I learned from life and writing, by Anne Lamott.

“Story is the primary vehicle human beings use to structure knowledge and experience.”   – Richard Rhodes

Thank you for listening to this episode of the Book Love Foundation podcast. The Book Love Foundation is a non-profit 501 3(c) dedicated to putting books in the hands of teachers dedicated to nurturing the individual reading lives of their middle and high school students. In the past five years, we have awarded $223,000. If you can help us in our mission, visit booklovefoundation.org and make a donation. 100% of what you give goes to books.

– Penny

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Dec 15 2017

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A Conversation with Kwame Alexander, Part 2. Season 2 Ep. 2 of the Book Love Foundation Podcast

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Welcome to The Book Love Foundation Podcast! And thank you for joining us in this celebration of teaching and the joy of learning.

In this episode, Part 2 of Penny’s recent conversation with Kwame Alexander.

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Season 2 Ep 2 Show notes

This episode is Part 2 of a two-part conversation Penny had recently with Kwame Alexander.

Kwame Alexander is a poet, educator, and the New York Times Bestselling author of 24 books, including SOLO, a Young Adult Novel, and THE CROSSOVER, a middle grade novel which received the 2015 John Newbery Medal for the Most Distinguished Contribution to American literature for Children, the Coretta Scott King Author Award Honor, The NCTE Charlotte Huck Honor, the Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Award, and the Paterson Poetry Prize.

Thank you for listening to this episode of the Book Love Foundation podcast. The Book Love Foundation is a non-profit 501 3(c) dedicated to putting books in the hands of teachers dedicated to nurturing the individual reading lives of their middle and high school students. In the past five years, we have awarded $223,000. If you can help us in our mission, visit booklovefoundation.org and make a donation. 100% of what you give goes to books.

– Penny

RESOURCES REFERENCED

Kwame’s web site is where you can find all things Kwame.  Details and links are available there.

He served on the advisory committee for Nikki Giovanni’s 100 Best African American Poems.

Thank you for listening to the The Book Love Foundation Podcast. If you enjoyed listening, please share it with a colleague or two.

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Nov 15 2017

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