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Writeaways Workshop Leaders Mimi Herman and John Yewell
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Writeaways Workshop Leaders Mimi Herman and John Yewell

by Karen Pavlicin-Fragnito

She views the world through the eyes of a poet. He constructs scenes with the curiosity of an investigative reporter. As coleaders of their signature Writeaways workshops, Mimi Herman and John Yewell balance differing viewpoints and teaching styles to shepherd a community of writers. Their personalities and writing backgrounds appear so complementary, the pairing seems purposely orchestrated. Their serendipitous relationship is eighteen years strong and growing. […]

Bryan Bliss: Redemption on Death Row
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Bryan Bliss: Redemption on Death Row

by Naomi Krueger

Is anyone beyond redemption? “No,” says author Bryan Bliss. Not even criminals on death row, which the justice system has deemed worthy of execution. Bryan’s latest young adult novel, We’ll Fly Away, tackles this question by telling a compelling story of a teenager on death row and how he got there. Influenced by his own upbringing, his experiences with people living on death row, and his personal convictions about justice and redemption, Bryan’s writing invites teens to contend with deeper, meaningful issues. […]

Favorite Books to Read With Young Children
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Favorite Books to Read With Young Children

by Naomi Krueger

Books help young children develop language and learn their colors and shapes, how to count, and how to identify animals. Books teach empathy and problem solving skills. They help foster active imaginations and prepare kids for various situations they will encounter out in the world as they grow. For this Readers Write column, we asked readers what they look for in children’s books, why reading with young children matters to them, and to share their favorite books for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers. […]