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Maria Salvadore

Reading Rockets' children's literature expert, Maria Salvadore, brings you into her world as she explores the best ways to use kids' books both inside — and outside — of the classroom.

January 24, 2018

“Diversity is not a trend.  It’s a fact of life.” Neal Porter said this at a recent Children’s Book Guild meeting in Washington, D.C. In addition to giving insight into his long career in publishing (his books have won just about every major award including Caldecott Medals), Neal spoke to his hope for the future. More >

January 9, 2018

I just came back from the inauguration of Jacqueline Woodson as the sixth National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature at the Library of Congress. More >

December 12, 2017

I always feel like I’m one step behind around this time of year which makes me realize — sometimes with a start — that the end of another year will be upon us very soon. More >

November 22, 2017

It’s the season when we think about giving thanks. Occasionally, we take things for which we should be grateful for granted. Sometimes a fresh look can help us gain greater appreciation. More >

September 14, 2017

Our world continues to grow increasingly complex. We all want our children to succeed, but what exactly does that mean?  More >

August 15, 2017

What do you see when you look at an American flag? What do its colors, stars and stripes call to mind? “Blue sky/White Stars …”, red and white rows evoke more than simply a flag. It can represent a country’s landscape, its history, and most important, the people who together create one nation, beautiful in their diversity. More >

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