STRONG SHOULDERS

Last weekend, I attended NCTE (National Council for Teachers of English). What an amazing weekend. And, no…I’m not just throwing that word, amazing, around. It really did amaze me. It amazed me to...

~~~~~~~~~~ If used well, minor characters aren’t minor at all. We know that minor characters should never be “cardboard.” That every character needs to be fully fleshed out. For example, avoiding...

Photo L to R: Jennifer Rees, Senior Editor, Scholastic Books Maryann Cocca-Leffler, Author/Illustrator Anna Webman, Agent, Curtis Brown Sarah Shumway, Senior Editor, Katherine Tegen Books (HarperCollins) Printz Award winning author, Ellen...