Welcome to Powerful Women Readers. This book group/society of women is the resurrected book group of the Alvin branch of the American Association of University Women from back in the 80’s. We have been active as an on-line book group since September of 2015 and have had one get-together this past Jan 31st, open to all AAUW book group members and friends of those members who share a love of reading, books, and literacy concerns. As AAUW members, we believe in Life Long Learning, and reading and sharing books is part of that goal. We suggest good books to read and get together irregularly and spasmodically to share book recommendations, pass along books we’ve read, and encourage each other in our efforts to promote literacy locally and nation-wide. Some of us have or are working on “planting” Little Free Libraries in our yards and around the Alvin area. Some of us are teachers and professors, others just love to read and discuss good books we’ve read for our own satisfaction. The Powerful Women Readers post will be made approximately once a month, depending on the activities of this blogger. Blogging is new to me as are the computer skills needed to pull this off. In other words, I need all the help I can get! You are encouraged to correspond and to participate. Sincerely, RAE


Author: Rae Longest

This year (2019) finds me with 50 plus years of teaching "under my belt." I have taught all levels from pre-K "(library lady" or "book lady"--volunteer) to juniors, seniors, and graduate students enrolled in my Advanced Writing class at the university where I have just completed 30 years. My first paying teaching job was junior high, and I spent 13 years with ages 12-13, the "difficult years." I had some of the "funnest" experiences with this age group. When I was no longer the "young, fun teacher," I taught in an elementary school setting before sixth graders went on to junior high, teaching language arts blocs, an assignment that was a "dream-fit" for me. After completing graduate school in my 40s, I went on to community college, then university teaching. Just as teaching is "in my blood," so is a passion for reading, writing, libraries, and everything bookish. This blog will be open to anyone who loves books, promotes literacy and wants to "come out and play."

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