Movers & Shakers Q&A Series: Joel L. Daniels

Truth time – I hate twitter more than I love twitter. And lately, given the state of politics and hate and chatter – I’m really not a fan. BUT, a couple of months ago, I found light in the dark chasms of positivity. I found words of hope coming across my screen when it seemed like the whole world was mad. I found the tweets of author/storyteller/artist/performer/father extraordinaire, Joel L. Daniels.   … Read More

The Write Teacher(s) Bookshelf: January Picks

Happy 2018, friends! For those of you who are new around here, we start the month off with three or four books we’re looking forward to reading each month – a la, our bookshelf picks. The Last Mrs. Parrish, by Liv Constantine After Anatevka, by Alexandra Silber Artemis, by Andy Weir Here’s to reading beyond our borders, finding strength and inspiration stories, and less screen time. Live, Love, Learn, Megan & The Write… Read More

The 12 Days of Books: Book 12

The final book in The 12 Days of Books in 2017 is Good Night Stories For Rebel Girls Volumes 1 and 2. The official book blurb is thus:  Good Night Stories For Rebel Girls is a collection of stories that celebrate extraordinary women. Real women of the the past and the present who have achieved incredible results, despite all odds. Rebel girls whose actions have changed the course of history. Painters, scientists,… Read More

The 12 Days of Books: Book 11

I am currently reading this next pick – All the Light We Cannot See, by Anthony Doerr. And while I am not quite finished yet, it has been a favorite of The Write Teacher(s), and you can read Elise’s review here. Here’s the official book blurb: All the Light We Cannot See is about a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in occupied France as both try to survive… Read More

The 12 Days of Books: Book 10

We could not go through The 12 Days of Books without talking about one of my all time Christmas favorites – The Polar Express. Before it was a beautiful movie, (Hi, Tom Hanks!), it was a children’s holiday classic, and with good reason. Here’s the official book blurb:  One Christmas Eve many years ago, a boy lies in bed, listening hard for the bells of Santa’s sleigh, which he has been told… Read More

The 12 Days of Books: Day 9

The eighth book this year is one of my favorites, and it also happens to be a Christmas classic – The Gift of the Magic. Here’s the official book blurb:  In a shabby New York flat, Della sobs as she counts the few coins she has saved to buy a Christmas present for her husband, Jim. A gift worthy of her devotion will require a great sacrifice: selling her long, beautiful hair…. Read More

The 12 Days of Books: Book 7

This is actually a trifecta of books, not just one. If you, or one of your loved ones is a fan of musical theatre and Broadway, I highly recommend you purchasing The Untold Stories of Broadway – Volume 1-3, by the theatre historian and producer that you MUST KNOW, Jennifer Ashley Tepper. Here’s the official bit about the books: Tepper interviewed 250 theatre professionals about the Broadway theaters themselves and their stories of… Read More

The 12 Days of Books: Book 6

“if you were born with the weakness to fall you were born with the strength to rise” ― Rupi Kaur, Milk and Honey Goosebumps. Each and every time I read the words of Rupi Kaur, I get goosebumps. I get inspired. I get a newfound sense of strength and purpose that starts at my toes and goes to my head and radiates to my core. milk and honey, rupi kaur’s debut collection… Read More

The 12 Days of Books: Book 5

small great things. small great things.  small great things.  Once you read Jodi Picoult’s latest book, small great things, it will echo throughout your brain, imprint on your heart, and be part of you, forever. The official book blurb is thus: Ruth Jefferson is a labor and delivery nurse at a Connecticut hospital with more than twenty years’ experience. During her shift, Ruth begins a routine checkup on a newborn, only to be… Read More

The 12 Days of Books: Day 4

The World Needs More Love Letters is by far one of my favorite organizations on the planet. In a world where it seems like love and hate are in a constant battle for our attention, More Love Letters triumphs and bursts through the screens and mailboxes of everyone who’s fortunate to come across this beautiful brand, headed by the incomparable Hannah Brencher. Hannah Brencher’s memoir, If You Find This Letter: My Journey… Read More