A Year of Reading is VERY excited about the release of Donalyn Miller's new book, Reading in the Wild! When we fell in love with The Book Whisperer, we had never met Donalyn, but we knew that if we ever did, we would be great friends. She believed all that we believed about kids and books and reading. We were part of her original fan club and we quoted her words everywhere!
Now, almost 5 years later, we do know Donalyn! We have both worked with her and laughed with her. She is a colleague and friend and we both feel so very lucky to know this brilliant teacher. We have learned so much from her and we continue to learn from her every time we hear her speak, read her writing, or have a conversation with her. And how fun to have the chance to get a sneak peek at this very important new book and to be part of the kickoff blog tour for her new book!
This new book adds to everything Donalyn taught us in her first book. This new book takes a look at the ways in which we, as teachers, can build lifelong readers. Donalyn is clear that if we really do want to build lifelong readers, we have to spend time on those in classrooms. We have to be as thoughtful and strategic in our teaching to build lifelong reading habits as we are about our teaching of other skills and strategies. Such important work:-)
Donalyn has been on tour all week! You can follow the tour at the following locations:
November 4 The Goddess of YA Literature
November 5 Mr. Schu Reads
November 6 Librarian's Quest
November 7 Nerdy Book Club (Katherine Sokolowski)
November 8 HERE!
November 9 Teach Mentor Texts
November 10 Sharpread
FRANKI: What are you most excited about in sharing your newest thinking in Reading In the Wild?