Friday, November 22, 2013

NCTE is going to be NERD-tastic!

I'm heading to Boston to attend one of my favorite conferences -- NCTE! And why is it so great? Because it is full of nerds. (Nerds that love books, that is.)

The mission of the Nerdy Book Club is simple. From their website:

If you love books, especially those written for children and young adults, then you are an honorary member of The Nerdy Book Club. Like us, you probably always have a book along to read, a title to recommend, and time to talk about works held dear.

If you don't know The Nerdy Book Club, then you need to click here right now and meet some of the most passionate teachers and educators in children's literature today. It's a community of people who love books and love to get kids to read. 

And I get to be on a panel with one of the three founders of The Nerdy Book Club, the amazing Colby Sharp. Here's a brief video so you get an idea of how enthusiasm for books can change a classroom. 

Mr. Sharp and I will be talking about different ways for teachers to connect readers to book creators.

Here's the panel info:

Friday, November 22

2:30 – 3:45 PM Program: Relevance, Relationships, and Reading Lives: Fostering Students' Reading Engagement
Sheraton, Gardner Room, 3rd Floor

4:30 – 5:30 PM Random House Autographing
Hynes Convention Center, Booth #907

Saturday, November 23

9:00 – 10:00 AM Perma-Bound Autographing
Hynes Convention Center, Booth #1262

10:00 – 11:00 AM Anderson’s Bookshop Autographing
Hynes Convention Center, Booth #1631

So come say "hi" to me at NCTE! I'll be hanging with all the cool kids -- the nerds. (I guess you could say that I've found my people.)

Me. Nerdy then and now.