Meeting Common Core State Standards with curated, content-rich collections that build the knowledge base children need to succeed - one read-aloud at a time.

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Souzanne A. Wright

Souzanne A. Wright is a passionate teacher, writer, and curriculum developer dedicated to making a difference in the field of education. She joined the Scholastic Reading Club team as Vice President of Program Development Strategy and Project Director of Knowledge Quest! in January 2012. Prior to her arrival at Scholastic, she worked on numerous publications for students and teachers regarding language arts and curriculum development for ten years. She was asked to contribute to a significant part of the Common Core State Standards for English/Language Arts concerning the coherent and systematic building of knowledge within and across grade levels. Ms. Wright is a graduate of Emory University and attended the University of Virginia, where she studied education at the Curry School and received an MBA at the Darden School of Business.

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Chloë Delafield,
Editorial & Merchandising Manager, Contributing Writer

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Contributing Teachers

Stella Castilla

Adrienne J. Davitz

Contributing Librarians and Book Experts

Anita Silvey, author, 100 Best Books for Children and Everything I Need to Know I Learned from a Children's Book; creator, Children's Book-A-Day Almanac; instructor, Simmons College; former editor, The Horn Book Magazine; former publisher, Houghton Mifflin.

Betty Carter, former professor of children's and young adult literature, Texas Woman's University; author, Nonfiction for Young Adults: From Delight to Wisdom.

Alison Morris, former Senior Editor, Scholastic Reading Club; founder, Publishers Weekly's children's book blog ShelfTalker; former independent bookseller and children's book buyer.

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