Meet the Author

For the past ten years, this popular series has promoted literacy and an interest in reading and writing, by giving students direct access to authors who share their personal stories and their writing tips and encourage students to keep reading, keep writing, and keep dreaming.

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  • Walter Dean Myers

    Durée : 0:28:20
    Myers is an award-winning writer of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry for children and young adults. Best known for "Fallen Angels", "Monster", and "Harlem: A Poem", Myers talks about his latest book, "The Dream Bearer." Myers wants his writings "to make connections – to touch the lives of my...
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  • Kenneth C. Davis

    Durée : 0:28:17
    In an irreverent question-and-answer style, Davis proves that learning can be exciting and entertaining. The author of the critically acclaimed "Don't Know Much About" series says, the whole point of my books is to show you how fascinating things like history and geography can be.
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  • Lemony Snicket

    Durée : 0:29:24
    To our dismay, only Daniel Handler, Mr. Snicket's representative, appears on this special edition of Meet the Author . Representing Mr. Snicket, Handler says that an alligator bite prevents Lemony Snicket from appearing in person. Daniel Handler defines the meaning of a pseudonym, provides a few...
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  • Sally Hobart Alexander

    Durée : 0:28:06
    Blind at the age of 26, this former third grade teacher combines her passions for teaching and writing to demonstrate to students that a disability does not prevent you from being successful. Alexander's message to budding writers is, "If I can do it, you can, too."
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  • Stuart J. Murphy

    Durée : 0:28:43
    For many students, two words that don't go together are "math" and "fun". But, according to Murphy, math is fun when you use "stories every kid can relate to and enjoy, while helping them understand that math is much more than a school subject – it's all around us and in everything we do!"
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  • Sharon Creech

    Durée : 0:29:11
    Known for her classic voice and unique style, Creech is the bestselling author of the "Newbery Medal winner", "Walk Two Moons", and the "Newbery Honor Book, The Wanderer". She has written eight other highly acclaimed novels and three picture books. During this live program, Creech will discuss her...
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  • Christopher Paul Curtis

    Durée : 0:29:30
    In 1996, his debut in children's literature, "The Watson Go to Birmingham – 1963", was named a Newbery Honor Book and a Coretta Scott King Honor Book. "Bud, Not Buddy" was the 2000 Newbery medal book. During the program, Curtis reads from his books and elaborates on the writing process.
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  • Anthony D. Fredericks

    Durée : 0:29:18
    Calling all budding naturalists, scientists, and explorers! Anthony D. Fredericks' love of nature and writing is a winning combination. This nonfiction children's author received the 2004 Teacher's Choice Award form the International reading Association for his book Around One Cactus: Owls, Bats,...
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  • R. L. Stine

    Durée : 0:29:14
    Get goose bumps? Like to laugh? Meet R. L. Stine. The man who popularized scary books for children, and is pretty much credited for bringing boys back to books by creating a series called Goosebumps , introduces a new, humorous series titled Rotten School . Joke writer, magazine editor, and...
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  • Myron Uhlberg

    Durée : 0:29:17
    Myron Uhlberg's picture books are a nostalgic testament to everything he loves: family, Brooklyn, and baseball. The son of deaf parents, he was taught a passion for reading, writing, and communication by using the written word, the spoken word, and American Sign Language. This program features Dad...
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  • Michelle Y. Green

    Durée : 0:29:14
    Michelle Y. Green is a writer who likes learning about "holes in history" – her term for parts of African-American history and culture that aren't well known. Green wrote the true story of a female baseball player in A Strong Right Arm: The Story of Mamie "Peanut" Johnson. She also wrote about a...
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  • Mary Batten

    Durée : 0:28:30
    When animals or plants invade a new habitat, they can upset the delicate balance of the ecosystem. In Aliens From Earth, author Mary Batten introduces young readers to the new and ongoing environmental problems caused by invasive plant and animal species. The National Science Teachers Association...
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  • Sharon Draper

    Durée : 0:29:10
    It all started when one of her students challenged Sharon Draper to enter a literary contest. Her short story, "One Small Torch" won first place and Draper hasn't stopped writing for young adults since then. A National Teacher of the year, this award-winning author offers a realistic insight into...
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