I want my readers to see that they can be all kinds of people and that they aren’t limited to a version of themselves that someone else decided for them. They can be the popular girl, the smart girl, the mean girl, or the screw-up. “Asian American girl” doesn’t denote any one type of person.
Each month we feature free and enjoyable book contests and giveaways! We hope you will enjoy the following opportunities as well as the author and book resources available via TeachingBooks.net. Win a free copy of Awesome America (Elementary) An accessible and comprehensive timeline and photographic overview of American history for readers ages 8-12 from TIME for […]
A customer from Kershaw County, South Carolina recently asked us to create original multimedia resources with author Jordan Sonnenblick. In this original Meet-the-Author Book Reading Jordan shares the events and people in his life who inspired him to write Curveball: The Year I Lost My Grip.
I thought a lot about the impact of violence as I wrote Burn Baby Burn (Candlewick 2016). My protagonist Nora Lopez would have seen a lot that year, both inside her own family and in situations all around her.
Each month we feature free and enjoyable book contests and giveaways! We hope you will enjoy the following opportunities as well as the author and book resources available via TeachingBooks.net. Enter to win a copy of Animal Planet Animal Atlas (Elementary) This definitive atlas of animal life from Animal Planet gives students a continent-by-continent and habitat-by-habitat passport […]
My family listened to music in the morning as we prepared for the day, and at night as we cleaned the dinner dishes. I grew up on a steady diet of the R&B and soul music of the Jackson 5, Bobby Womack, and James Brown. Of Soul Train Saturday mornings and church service choir stands […]
Each month we feature free and enjoyable book contests and giveaways! We hope you will enjoy the following opportunities as well as the author and book resources available via TeachingBooks.net. Enter to win a copy of Astro: The Steller Sea Lion (Elementary) Astro was a tiny pup when he was found orphaned. The Marine Mammal Center […]
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It’s helpful for me to think of a novel as a living creature. (I’m a writer—everything is a metaphor!) The heart of my novel is its theme; the steady beat of life at its core. Its blood, coursing life through every page, is its language, or voice. Its skeleton is the narrative structure; the plot, […]