Articles and More

Some of My Articles, Blog Posts, and Other Writings


    For NCTE publications and media:

Say That To My Face: On Teaching and Learning Diverse Literature for Empowerment and Enjoyment (Or, On Feeling Itchy) for NCTE Voices from the Middle.

On the Voices from The Middle Podcast

Madeleine L’Engle and Me

5 Teacher-Recommended Tips for Exploring Current Events with Your Students

13 Books To Share Native American History and Experience With Children and Teens

Books To Help Kids Understand What It’s Like To Be A Refugee.

Well-Behaved and Not-So-Much: Stories of Girls and Women Who Made History

How To Diversify Your Child’s Bookshelves

Summer reading suggestions from the world of chapter and early middle grade books!

10 Books That Empower Kids To Stand Up and Speak Out

Talking To Kids About Race

Magical Thinking: Folktales and Fairy Tales From Around The World

Knowing Our History to Build a Brighter Future: Books to Help Kids Understand the Fight for Racial Equality

Making Magic Together: Craft and Creativity Books for the Whole Family

Let’s Hear It For the Boys: Books for Tweens Featuring Some Pretty Amazing Guys

A Cornucopia of Creativity: Fall Books and Activities for the Whole Family

On-Trend Titles: DIY Style and Fashion Books for Tweens

    On Heinemann’s Digital Campus:

We Need Windows and Mirrors: A Case for Socially Inclusive Reading

When Student Writers Ask “Am I Allowed To…?” The Answer Should Be “Yes!”

Play Hard To Work Hard?


    Over At Spilling Ink:

Playing Ourselves Into Wide Open Spaces, Pt. 1

Start Your Summer Artist’s Date with Inspiration