How to Help Young People Keep Reading when School Is Out

This week, we're talking about all of the things that work for us and that have worked for our students to keep the reading momentum going! We talk about favorite authors like Jason Reynolds, Jacqueline Woodson, and Mo Willems, and we share about awesome audio options like Lavar Burton's weekly reading opportunities. To get full access to all of the resources we curated, be sure to sign up for our newsletter where you'll be able to download our guide!


Bookish Check In

Sara - Katharine McGee’s American Royals

Jen - Mikel Jollett’s Hollywood Park

Ashley - Cassandra Clare’s Lady Midnight




Mentioned in Episode

AudioFile's Audiobook Sync

Jason Reynolds - Instagram / Library of Congress

Kwame Alexander - Twitter / YouTube

Jacqueline Woodson - Twitter

Lavar Burton - podcast / Twitter livestream

Mo Willems’s "Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems"

Coco Simon's The Cupcake Diaries series

Anne Bogel’s Don’t Overthink It





Give Me One - A Worthwhile Purchase during Quarantine

Ashley - Kimberly McLeod’s Fun and Easy Crafting with Recycled Materials: 60 Cool Projects that Reimagine Paper Rolls, Egg Cartons, Jars and More!

Jen - John Flanagan’s Ranger’s Apprentice series (book 1, The Ruins of Gorlan)

Sara - Canvas set for art projects




Other Mentions

Lego Masters show

Little Fires Everywhere series

Asia Citro's 150+ Screen-Free Activities with Kids





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