This week’s must read: Gregory Michie argues that students of color need to see reflections of themselves in the classroom.
I found D.G. Myers’s meditation on living with terminal illness both moving and bracing.
I happen to love an ambitious reading project, though I often fall short when it comes to execution. Libby Gorman writes about her large reading projects for The Hub.
Pernille Ripp explains why boredom is a good thing.
Pixar’s 22 Rules of Storytelling has some interesting ideas for writers.
YA Lit 101 is back this summer, and they’ve announced their common text, Jillian Tamaki and Mariko Tamaki’s graphic novel, This One Summer (which is at the top of my TBR list).
I am going to use Kristen Swanson’s Scatterplot Brainstorm Technique in a couple of classes this fall.
Katherine Sokolowski explains why she’ll be reading Lisa Graff’s wonderful middle-grade novel, Absolutely Almost, out loud to all her classes this fall.
Sarah Dessen created a Storify of tweets about books she’s written and abandoned with some important words about writing and failure at the end.