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Great Article from an Awesome Teacher

Tweet Want a new approach to teaching SPEAK?  Check out this article written by Sarah Gross and Katherine Schulten, in The Learning Network on the NYTIMES website.  
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When Smart Teachers Get Creative in the Classroom

Tweet   Amanda Pidgeon is a teacher at Hancock High in Kiln, MS. She teaches English 2, and AP Language and Composition. And she is a very clever lady!   She has a literature project called "Write On!" that combines books with art, and helps tame a perpetual classroom problem. She tweeted these pics to me the other […]
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SPEAK is coming to Brazil!

Tweet       I am so excited about this!! Here is the just-released cover of FALE!, the Brazilian edition of SPEAK. The book debuts there in a few weeks, published by Valentina. A lot of Brazilian readers enjoyed WINTERGIRLS, I can't wait to hear what they think of this!
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What the readers of SPEAK mean to me

Tweet Last week a special issue of Shelf Awareness focused on the new REALITY Reads campaign that Macmillan has put together. If you like contemporary YA lit, or you work with teens, you want to check this out. That special issue also has a great article about Joy Peskin, the editorial director of FS&G (and […]
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Ever wonder how the mind of a book banner works?

Tweet       Librarian Kelly Jensen wrote an excellent blog post at BOOKRIOT today, “What Are Grown-Ups Afraid Of In YA Books?” It is a great post and you should read it. And now I will say something that I have never said before. You should read the comments, too. Dr. Richard Sweir, the guy […]
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Really? Again? SPEAK labelled pornography

Tweet     Oh, for heavens sakes. A guy named Richard Swier in Florida thinks that SPEAK is “child pornography.” I wish I were making that up. SPEAK is cautionary tale about the emotional aftermath of rape. It tackles bullying, depression, rape, sexual harassment, and family dysfunction. It teaches children that when bad things happen, […]
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Speaking up for RAINN

Tweet I am very happy to announce that Macmillan (SPEAK’s publisher) and I have partnered with RAINN (America’s best anti-sexual violence organization) to create the SPEAK4RAINN campaign! How can you help? (I’m  so glad you asked!) Donate $10. (Look for the red donation button on the right) Get your students involved. Have them enter the “How SPEAK […]
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Simply Sunday Catch-Up

Tweet This week’s Simply Saturday comes to you on Sunday. It’s been that kind of week!  The first piece of news is for anyone who teaches Speak! Victor Malo-Juvera, who has taught Speak for years, researched and wrote his dissertation about how using Speak in the classroom changed his students’ attitudes about rape myths. He […]
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Simply Saturday

Tweet The weather has cooled down nicely up here. Our wood for the winter arrives on Monday and its a darn good thing; we’re going to need fires in the woodstove to take the chill out of the air very soon. Banned Books Week is almost upon us. What will you be doing to recognize […]
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Best Advice for Survivors of Sexual Assault

Tweet This is the best advice I have ever read for survivors of sexual assault. It is for everyone who has struggled to come to terms what happened and everyone who loves them. That means everyone needs to read it.
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