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The Seeing I

Writing With Images I’m going to AASL to speak on a panel organized by SLJ on the research we NF authors do. We only have 10 minutes each, so what could I say? Since I am blundering my way into learning how to create Power Point Presentations, I decided to use the technology — and talk [...]

The Seeing I

Writing With Images I’m going to AASL to speak on a panel organized by SLJ on the research we NF authors do. We only have 10 minutes each, so what could I say? Since I am blundering my way into learning how to create Power Point Presentations, I decided to use the technology — and talk [...]

IB

Yet Another Cause While my wife and I write books, and I keep up this blog, and we have our family, and life goes on within us and without us, we have also been leading a campaign to bring IB, the International Baccalaureate, to the public schools in our hometown. For those of you who [...]

IB

Yet Another Cause While my wife and I write books, and I keep up this blog, and we have our family, and life goes on within us and without us, we have also been leading a campaign to bring IB, the International Baccalaureate, to the public schools in our hometown. For those of you who [...]

Its All Japanese to Me

The Ongoing Story of Facts I did my second teacher night tonight, and it went very well. This group of teachers asked me to speak about boys and reading, and I told them about the discussions we have been having here about facts, identification, and story. I spent an hour or so talking, and they was [...]

Its All Japanese to Me

The Ongoing Story of Facts I did my second teacher night tonight, and it went very well. This group of teachers asked me to speak about boys and reading, and I told them about the discussions we have been having here about facts, identification, and story. I spent an hour or so talking, and they was [...]

It Ain’t Necessarily So

Just the Facts Thanks Jennine and Betty, this is going in a really interesting direction. To be clear, I have nothing against "story" — I try to weave in all kinds of narrative and drama when I write. But I just got an email from a mother that fits precisely with what Betty says. Her [...]

It Ain’t Necessarily So

Just the Facts Thanks Jennine and Betty, this is going in a really interesting direction. To be clear, I have nothing against "story" — I try to weave in all kinds of narrative and drama when I write. But I just got an email from a mother that fits precisely with what Betty says. Her [...]

Researching the NF Question

From Baltimore to Staten Island I am on the road today, going to a booksellers’s convention Baltimore, then a Teachers’ Night in Staten Island. This seems like a perfect chance to visit the debate going on in PW about nonfiction. After all, Shelftalker is a children’s bookselling blog, and the whole discussion over there began [...]

Researching the NF Question

From Baltimore to Staten Island I am on the road today, going to a booksellers’s convention Baltimore, then a Teachers’ Night in Staten Island. This seems like a perfect chance to visit the debate going on in PW about nonfiction. After all, Shelftalker is a children’s bookselling blog, and the whole discussion over there began [...]