Teachers Make a Difference

I’ve received some questions recently about Simmons College’s Center for the Study of Children’s Literature in Boston, which is where I got my M.A. degree. In a case of excellent timing, just last week on her blog, Cynsations, Cynthia Leitich Smith interviewed one of my favorite teachers ever, Cathie Mercier. Cathie is one of the… Read more »


I am determined not to yammer about the election in today’s post. But I am also extremely nervous about… um… the thing I’m not going to yammer about. Therefore, the order of the day is: DISTRACTION. First, my recent interview with the Shelf Elf. The Elf Herself asks some great questions. If you could live… Read more »