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January -- March, Let the Holidays Last for the Children!

Genevieve Piturro | Posted 02.12.2014 | Impact
Genevieve Piturro

Christmas is coming! New Year's is almost here! The season has come and gone so fast! All true... but we know that for tens of thousands of children ...

How to Make the Most of Your Writing Retreat

Holly Robinson | Posted 02.11.2014 | Home
Holly Robinson

I love my husband, my house, my work, my kids. But, like most writers, I fantasize about a room of one's own, a place where the cell phone doesn't ring and nobody knocks on my door.

Why Do We Believe Strengthening Brains Is the Right Strategy?

George Halvorson | Posted 12.12.2013 | Education
George Halvorson

If we want to reduce the number of people in prison and reduce the number of people who drop out of school because they can't read, we need to help children from birth to three years old exercise their brains. Why have I believed that need to be true?

The Time to Strengthen the Brains of Our Children Is Now -- Share That Information With Mothers and Families

George Halvorson | Posted 02.09.2014 | Education
George Halvorson

Many people believe that kindergarten is the time when the education process begins. Those people are wrong.

A Challenge to the 'Techies' of the World -- Let's Save Our Children

George Halvorson | Posted 02.08.2014 | Education
George Halvorson

Technological geniuses -- your mothers clearly read to you. You have been blessed. This is your chance to actually save a very important part of the world. This is your chance to change the entire lives for millions of our children.

The Sharjah International Book Fair

Teri Johnson | Posted 02.05.2014 | Travel
Teri Johnson

For the past 32 years the Sharjah International Book Fair (SIBF) has brought together authors, publishers, families and literary enthusiasts.

Claire Fallon

8 Unexpected Places To Find Your Next Favorite Book

HuffingtonPost.com | Claire Fallon | Posted 01.23.2014 | Home

We live in an age of soaring e-book sales. More and more readers are dumping their heavy hardcovers for a Kindle stocked with digital downloads. There...

Brains Are Strengthened in the First Three Years of Life

George Halvorson | Posted 02.04.2014 | Education
George Halvorson

We imprison far more of our minority citizens than our white citizens. That set of facts is well known. What isn't well known is another extremely important but almost entirely invisible fact about our prisoners. They can't read.

Dear Fabolous...

Thea Montanez | Posted 02.03.2014 | Home
Thea Montanez

I think the better question you could have asked is, "Where else are the homeless gonna get free access to support services, man?" And just for the record it's not only the homeless that depend on us.

September Girls and Other Lost Treasures of YA Lit

Valerie Stivers-Isakova | Posted 02.02.2014 | Home
Valerie Stivers-Isakova

As an adult, I liked it. I think if I'd read it as a teen, it would have been exactly the type of book to lodge in the brain and stick.

Being Thankful With Todd Parr

Jordan Lloyd Bookey | Posted 01.26.2014 | Parents
Jordan Lloyd Bookey

Todd had trouble with reading throughout his childhood. And as anyone with little kiddo and a Todd Parr book will tell you, Todd's own books are inspiring kids everywhere to get excited about reading. Sounds like little Todd Parr needed, well, Todd Parr. Our hangout with Todd was brief but meaningful. What did we learn from Todd?

The Healing Power Of Reading Books

Claire Fallon | Posted 01.25.2014 | Home
Claire Fallon

I've lost count of how many times I've read Pride and Prejudice. I've even lost count of how many copies of it I've owned over the years

War and Peas

Roz Warren | Posted 01.25.2014 | Home
Roz Warren

Some people feel obligated to finish reading every book they start. Once they pick up a book, even if it's hundreds of pages long and makes them want to scream with boredom, they will reach that last page if it kills them. I am not one of those people.

How Serious Fiction Helps You 'Evolve' Your Soul

Douglas LaBier | Posted 01.25.2014 | Home
Douglas LaBier

Delving into serious fiction engages you in the core human issues that everyone grapples with, consciously or unconsciously.

Four Novelists on Their Favorite, Worst and Unintentionally Funny Tweets

TueNight | Posted 01.23.2014 | Home
TueNight

Who among us hasn't lost a few good hours to looking at the vacation pictures of someone you hardly remember from high school? You could have banged out a few pages in that time. Still, I have been surprised to find some very talented novelists who show up regularly in my Twitter feed.

Libraries Change Lives

Vicki Cobb | Posted 01.23.2014 | Home
Vicki Cobb

Want to hang out with a bunch of really smart people? Spend a day at a convention of school librarians. That's what I did on Friday, November 15 in Hartford, Connecticut at the biannual convention of the American Association of School Librarians.

11 Bits of Wisdom From Doris Lessing, On Reading, Writing, and Life

Meg Waite Clayton | Posted 01.25.2014 | Home
Meg Waite Clayton

After I read in the New York Times that The Golden Notebook author Doris Lessing, who won the 2007 Nobel Prize for Literature, passed away this morning, I turned to rereading some of her writings and interviews. I hope you'll enjoy these little wisdoms I've collected.

Please Don't Tell Me That You 'Hate Reading'

Alexis LaMarsh | Posted 01.23.2014 | Teen
Alexis LaMarsh

You're pulled into new worlds, ancient lands, tiny towns, and vast cities. You meet people. You experience new things. You learn things you'd never know otherwise.

This Anthem Goes Out To Every Woman Who Loves A Good Book

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 03.11.2014 | Women

"I like a girl who reads." In a world where we are inundated with lyrics and images that relentlessly sexualize and objectify women, these words a...

Will We Act to Save All Our Children and Our Nation's Future? We Can!

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

When a majority of all American fourth and eighth grade public school students can't read or do math at grade level, including almost three quarters of Black and Latino students, we are continuing to allow a system that serves and saves just a few children and starves many others.

Honey, I Killed the Kids' Love of Reading

Jordan Lloyd Bookey | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Jordan Lloyd Bookey

Not that into reading? Keep trying! Stop labeling our kids, and instead start figuring out what they love, what interests them... and make reading the vehicle to learn more about it.

Overpaying High-Flying Indie Authors Fails; What Will Those Silly Major Publishers Try Next?

Michael Levin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Home
Michael Levin

What matters to publishers is whether an author has built up a strong enough brand and social media presence to make selling their book a no-brainer. If you have enough people following you on Twitter, you could sell word soup to a major publisher.

An Open Letter to List Articles

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
The University of Central Florida Forum

Dear List Articles, you are killing us. You know who you are --the type of article shared on Facebook at an every-other-status-update clip: "22 Things Right Behind You That Could Kill You Right Now."

Writing Taboo

Tracy Strauss | Posted 01.23.2014 | Home
Tracy Strauss

While sexual abuse may be the context of my memoir, it is not my story. My story, in fact, is not about trauma or anything remotely "taboo" -- my story is about transcendence.

Elizabeth Gilbert On Writing The Novel Of A Lifetime

Posted 03.11.2015 | OWN

She made her name with a memoir that captivated the world and cemented her place in literary history. Then she wrote another -- and drifted even furth...