I am a teacher, mom and reader who uses literature to make sense of the world and encourages the young people around me to do the same. I believe we can use books to create change in our lives and in our world. This blog seeks to help other mentor-readers do the same for the young people in their lives.

Now for the resume-bio: I am an English Language Arts teacher and Instructional Coach. I spent the beginning of my career in the Chicago Public Schools and now teach in suburban Denver, Colorado. I am a National Board Certified teacher and have a Master’s Degree in Literacy, Language, and Culture from the University of Colorado, Denver.