Archive: June 14, 2009 - June 20, 2009

Reader Spotlight: Everybody Wins! at Walker-Jones Elementary School, D.C.

Since 1991, Everybody Wins! has grown from five volunteers in Manhattan reading to elementary school students during lunch into a national nonprofit literacy mentor program partnering adult volunteers with elementary school students for weekly one-on-one reading sessions called "power lunches" in 9,200 public schools. At the end of May, Book...

By Mary Ishimoto Morris | June 19, 2009; 4:04 PM ET | Comments (1)

School's Out! Summer Reading begins.

School's out today in Montgomery Country, Md., where my wife teaches high school English. Like millions of kids around the country, her students need to start thinking about summer reading, but this year things are a little different. Parents in our gargantuan district (140,000 students!) have successfully argued that because...

By Ron Charles | June 17, 2009; 5:12 AM ET | Comments (5)

Ask the Editors

Don't forget to check out our online chat at noon ET today during which Book World editors will take questions and suggestions about what to read this summer....

By Rachel Hartigan Shea | June 16, 2009; 10:40 AM ET | Comments (1)

My Oldest Book

In a previous posting, I mentioned the need to cull some items from our house's overflowing bookcases. While performing the chore (more than 60 titles were ultimately delivered to the good folks at Stone Ridge Academy for their next spring's sale), I ran across the book I've owned the longest...

By Denny Drabelle | June 16, 2009; 9:30 AM ET | Comments (4)

Summer Reading

In Sunday's special Summer Reading issue, we told you about some excellent summer books. But we know that those 12 pages of newsprint only tapped the surface of your burning questions about summer reading. So tomorrow (Tuesday, June 16), at noon ET, Ron Charles, Dennis Drabelle and I will be...

By Rachel Hartigan Shea | June 15, 2009; 12:15 PM ET | Comments (0)

 

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