Monthly Archives: March 2017

by Y .Sone March 21, 2017 Graphic Novels: Portals to the Fantastical and Otherworldly Graphic novels attract much attention these days, increasingly on the radars of librarians, educators, and parents.  Once dismissed alongside comic books, this all-important form of storytelling now surges in popularity.  John Lewis’ March : Book Three, a trilogy about the Civil […]

For Michelle Martin, the Beverly Cleary Professor for Children and Youth Services at the University of Washington’s Information School, reading’s best lessons aren’t found in the book, but in the binding. “Sharing books is as much about relationship building as it is about skill development,” she says of literature’s connective quality. “There’s a difference between […]

  “The more diverse the kids, the better.” That is how Michelle Martin, Beverly Cleary Professor for Children and Youth Services, described the secret to the success of her 6-year-old Camp Read-a-Rama program. Conceived while Martin taught English at Clemson University, Camp Read-a-Rama uses books and literacy activities as a springboard for all of the […]