WHAT EXCITING NEWS! Barefoot Dreams of Petra Luna has made the short list/master list for the prestigious Bluebonnet Award. Librarians and teachers across the state nominated worthy books this past year, and the candidates have been whittled down to the ones pictured above. Then, children all over the state (who have read the required amount of nominees) will vote on the Bluebonnet Book for 2021.
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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A high honor! I’m eager to read this one.