Resources upon request: Ashley Rhodes-Courter

We strive to make the TeachingBooks.net collection and site relevant for our customers, so it’s always a pleasure to produce or add new multimedia resources about the books you are studying. This post introduces a new category of posts on our blog that we’re calling “Resources Upon Request.” These posts will outline how TeachingBooks.net can […]

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Announcing the Coretta Scott King Book Award
Online Curriculum Resource Center

  In Conjunction With the 40th Anniversary of the Coretta Scott King Book Award, TeachingBooks.Net Launches an Extraordinary, Free Curriculum Resource Center For Educators and Families Maya Angelou and Jerry Pinkney Among the More than 250 Original Audio Interviews and Recordings Chicago, IL (July 13, 2009)  On the eve of the 40th anniversary celebration of […]

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A captivating visit with Suzanne Fisher Staples

Can you remember the first book that really captivated you? A book that brought you on a journey to a brand new place?  A book that you just couldn’t wait to pick up again for the pleasure of being totally immersed, completely absorbed, in the story? For me, that book was Suzanne Fisher Staples’, Shabanu: […]

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Familial inspiration

As Father’s Day approaches, I love to think about all the fathers in the world who have had a positive influence on the children in their lives.  In particular, I’m cognizant of several authors/illustrators with adult offspring who are now in the book-making business. Take, for example, Walter Dean Myers.  Walter is well-known for writing […]

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Guest Blogger: Linda Sue Park

I recently attended BookExpo America (BEA) in New York City. I feel very fortunate that I get to attend conferences like BEA, for a couple of reasons. First, because I think of myself as a reader, even more than a writer. I love to read, and the authors whose books I love are among my […]

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Steptoe father and son

This spring we’ve been busily preparing to help celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the Coretta Scott King (CSK) Book Awards. First celebrated in 1970, 246 recognitions have been bestowed since the award’s inception. In the early years, only authors were recognized. By 1974, the first illustrator received an award. Then in 1994, the CSK Book […]

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