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Young Adult Author (and California Teacher of the Year – 2007) Alan Sitomer

Originally Published at National Center for Youth in Custody 

Alan, you travel around the country as a literacy specialist, specializing in assisting teachers to engage “at risk kids” with the newly heightened academic demands. 1,423 more words

Book Reviews

The Devil's Trap Cover Reveal - April 17th

The second novel in this series, The Devil’s Trap, is in the editing process! The cover will be released on April 17th. The novel will come out this fall.

James Babb


Magazines can a excellent source for children, but magazines are often get overlooked. While they are shorter and do not have the same gravitas as books, the information in a quality children’s magazine can delight, thrill, and educate as well as any book. 293 more words


I've Taught Every Kid in the City to Read - How Come I Can't Teach My Own Kids?

by Karen Fried, co-director of The K&M Center

Years ago, we worked with the children of a nationally recognized elementary school teacher. She was expressing her frustration that everyone else’s children benefited from her expertise and her own kids were still struggling readers despite her time with them. 688 more words


Alternative Voices Praising "We Were Here"

“Ms. Forland, I just woke up with some bad vibes this morning…”

“Bad vibes? What do you mean?”

“You know…just this bad feeling. You ever get that?” 1,028 more words

AAIM Conference With S.A. Bodeen The Raft, The Compound

The AAIMs Conference was GREAT! I loved meeting the other authors and media specialist.

Enjoyed visiting with fellow author S.A. Bodeen.

James Babb

Choose Your Own Ever After - How To Get To Rio

My new book for tweensHow To Get To Rio is out now. This story – and Nova Weetman’s A Hot, Cold Summer - are the first books in a great new… 402 more words