August 2016

It’s the last Poetry Friday before school begins. Let’s have a serious talk, friends. Last year, I was sitting in my teen’s school auditorium for an awards ceremony. The event celebrated students who were academic achievers, as well as stand-outs in art, volunteerism, and other areas. My kid wasn’t being recognized. She was alone, unseen in […]

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Thursday, 18 August 2016

Happy Poetry Friday, writerly friends! It’s been a few weeks since my last blog post. Let’s catch up on news. First, I finished drafting my next middle grade novel (my excuse for not blogging). More info on that to come. Second, I have a few articles to share. Check out educator David Ruby’s post about how […]

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Laura Shovan

Laura Shovan is the author of the award-winning middle grade novel, The Last Fifth Grade of Emerson Elementary. Her second book, Takedown, is a Junior Library Guild and PJ Our Way selection. Look for A Place at the Table, co-written with Saadia Faruqi, in 2020. Laura is a poet-in-the-schools Maryland.

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