12:30 p.m. Friday Lunch with the Author of the Year, Melanie Benjamin
IATE’s 2016 Illinois Author of the Year, Melanie Benjamin, is a well-decorated historical novelist whose books include The Aviator’s Wife, Alice I Have Been, and The Autobiography of Mrs. Tom Thumb. These prize-winning novels capture a spirit of women wonderfully. Melanie currently lives in Chicago. In addition to writing, she puts her theatrical training to good use by being a member of the Penguin Random House Speakers Bureau.
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Today on the NCTE blog: Read an excerpt from Linguistic Justice: Black Language, Literacy, Identity, and Pedagogy by @aprilbakerbell. https://ncte.org/blog/2021/09/entering-language-wars/
Angie Thomas talking about reading and libraries is a perfect way to introduce independent reading to students.