I wrote the words in red, and Janet wrote the words in black. Thank you, Janet Lee Carey, for this wonderful opportunity.
*A successful school visit is all about inspiring kids. Asking thought-provoking questions and challenging them to look at how stories impact their world. I love exploring their questions and insights together.
*If I visited your school I’d start with some fun assemblies. One question I ask, “If a book sat on the shelf unread for a thousand years, would the story still exist?”
*The Library Lions blog is my way to Roar for libraries! I interview youth librarians in schools and public libraries across the U.S. to showcase their terrific programs. It was a blast interviewing Mr. Schu.
*Reading is walking in other people’s shoes. A book invites you to take a walk around in someone else’s life. Such walks can create a wider world view, and hopefully compassion.
Janet Lee Carey was raised in the redwood forests of California. In the whispering woods she dreamed of magic worlds. She is the award-winning author of eight Young Adult novels including Dragonswood, (Kirkus & School Library Journal starred reviews). School Library Journal calls her work, "fantasy at its best-original, beautiful, amazing, and deeply moving." Carey links each new book with a charitable organization empowering readers to make a difference. She taught college novel-writing classes for ten years. She now tours the US and abroad presenting at book festivals and conferences for writers, teachers, and librarians.
~Kirkus starred review line for Dragonswood:
* “a fairy tale for those who have given up on believing in them, but still yearn for happily ever after.”
--Kirkus starred review