We are beyond thrilled to announce that the Goddess of YA Literature herself, Teri Lesesne (aka Professor Nana), will be our very special guest on Thursday, September 19, 2013.
Our topic will be the Common Core and how it’s affecting reader’s advisory in the classroom, school and public libraries.
Teri is a former middle school English/Language Arts teacher and now a professor of library science at Sam Houston State University (where she’s been teaching for 20+ years). Dr. Lesesne has served on Printz, NF, Quick Picks, Morris, and Odyssey committees for YALSA and is the Executive Director for ALAN, the Assembly on Literature for Adolescents of the National Council of Teachers of English. In her spare time, she reads, talks about books and reading, and then reads some more.
Teri documents her reading, teaching & reflections at her popular Livejournal and on Twitter. I highly recommend checking out her slideshares, as well, for her ongoing best-of-the-year slide decks and presentations on reader’s advisory and reading ladders.
Please join us from 8-9 PM ET on Thursday! If you have questions you’d particularly like Teri to address, please let us know in the comments!