To any millennials out there who may be reading this, please check out my post on http://literacylessons,wordpress,com  for a post I wrote about how you are the hope of our literacy future!


Author: Rae Longest

This year marks my fiftieth year in AAUW (American Association of University Women). The Alvin chapter was begun in 1947, and as a new, green teacher to Alvin Independent School District, I joined in 1968. In the 80's we began a book group to share our love of reading, books,and fellowship with other women and girls who loved the same. We resurrected the group on-line in September of 2015. Eventually Powerful Women Readers folded as an on-line book club, but I kept the title and turned it into a blog. (See "Introduction,"first blog). This is my first experience at blogging or publishing anything and is becomes more fun with each blog posted. I have just completed 30 years of teaching as an adjunct at The University of Houston Clear Lake. This is after three years at Alvin Community College and an almost-twenty year career as a classroom teacher with Alvin Independent School District, adding up to a total of teaching 50 years in all. Reading and writing are "in my blood" just like teaching is. I hope you enjoy the blog.


  1. I really wanted to read your article, Rae, but I cannot make the link work – I think you need to replace the commas with full stops. And when I actually got onto the site, I could only get to the ABOUT section where the host blogger gave us her biography, which was a bit frustrating as it looks like an excellent site – if only I could get onto the business end of it!

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    1. There is more than one blog by that title. I am about the third one down. I will try to reblog this “message” on PWR. Yes, it should be periods (full stops) instead of commas. Thanks for alerting me to my goofs! You are a good friend.

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      1. You’re welcome:). It’s an easy mistake to make – you won’t believe some of the daft errors I’ve unearthed made my yours truly during my editing runs over my manuscripts!

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