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Celebrating the publication of the new poetry anthology The Poetry of US!
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Wakame and The Poetry of US
It's here! The Poetry of US -- with over 200 poems that celebrate the people, places and passions of the U.S. (National Geographic). The poems are organized by U.S. regions and feature works by Marilyn Nelson, Joyce Sidman, Langston Hughes, Helen Frost, Lin...
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My #PoetryFriday  post--Moon Viewing plus a poem.
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Moon Viewing
It's #PoetryFriday! This week, September 24, was tsukimi 月見 (moon viewing) or jūgoyatsuki 十五夜月 (15th night moon) of the 8th lunisolar month--the full harvest moon. Serendipitously it was also the last day of the three-day higan (equinox) weekend. For tsukim...
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An Orchards focused school visit and a PD session on Practices and Strategies for Cultivating Young Writers.
Orchards School Visit and PD
Orchards School Visit and PD
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Orchards School Visit and PD
Recently I did an author visit at an international school in Tokyo where all Grade 8 students are assigned to read my verse novel  Orchards over the summer in a unit titled Welcome Fires-- a reference to the summer Obon motifs in the novel. At the start of ...
Orchards School Visit and PD
Orchards School Visit and PD
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An inside look at the GrubStreet Picture Book Intensive with Holly Thompson.
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GrubStreet Summer Picture Book Intensive
For the last few years, I've been teaching picture book courses at Boston's GrubStreet --6 Weeks, 6 Picture Books each spring, and in the summer a five-day Picture Book Intensive. This year I also developed and taught an online version of 6 Weeks, 6 Picture...
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My post about the Publishers Weekly Social and Emotional Learning Booklist and ONE WAVE AT A TIME.
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PW #SEL Booklist features ONE WAVE AT A TIME
I'm pleased to say that my picture book  One Wave at a Time, illustrated by Ashley Crowley and published in April by Albert Whitman & Co., is featured in a recent Publishers Weekly "Social and Emotional Learning Booklist." Author Shannon Maughan introduces ...
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