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"WRITER A DAY" SERIES
These series began as a way to incorporate Black History Month into our ELA classroom during student teaching. The idea was simple: feature a different Black writer every day. Every author gets a slide with their picture, a sampling of their books, a bio, and a quote. The project has continued with Asian Writer a Day, Queer Writer a Day, Latinx Writer a Day, and a comprehensive Writer a Day series is currently in the works. These series have been featured in EdWeek, and they have been used by teachers and librarians across the country. You can access a handout about the project here, and you can read some student testimonials here.
I recently launched a Bookstagram account focused on young adult and middle grades literature. Here are a handful of roundup posts I have created for the account. You can see more on Instagram @heymollyreads.
HIGHLY ANTICIPATED YA BOOKS OF 2022, PART 1
MY 2021 YEAR IN BOOKS
FAVORITE READS OF 2020
YA & MG BOOKS WITH ASIAN PROTAGONISTS
7 YA BOOKS BY INDIGENOUS AUTHORS
Each year, I divided my classes into houses. Instead of using the traditional houses, my students were sorted into "author" houses. Once the houses were determined each year, I broke students into groups and provided them with handouts about their house author. They would then use these handouts to determine the key characteristics of their house.