Reader Leader Blog

Kelly Yang is walking proof in the power of libraries and librarians to change lives.
Award-winning author Andrea Davis Pinkney invites teachers to use poetry as a springboard to fulfilling a kid’s dream of becoming a “good reader.”
Tamiko Brown believes building literacy on a campus is a team sport.
Author Ralph Fletcher poses the question: Are our students comfortable living in the textual world?
Award-winning author Christina Diaz Gonzalez believes family reading can, and should, be for everyone!
Assistant Superintendent Annie Ward encourages teachers to kid-watch, confer, and respectfully probe before assuming a book has limited nutritional value.
Jennifer LaGarde and Todd Nesloney believe every student needs and deserves an independent reading champion.
Fourth-grade teacher Stacey Riedmiller encourages us to pass the mic to our students and listen.
Tracey Baptiste believes kids thrive when there’s someone to champion them.
Award-winning author Jewell Parker Rhodes has always wanted to write for children and teachers.