April 2017

Thanks to everyone who joined me at the Nerdy Book Club last night. What began as an idea to encourage people to teach poetry during National Poetry Month grew into a full-on event when my Nerdy friends invited me to post the live video on their Facebook page. Wow! In case you missed it, I’ll […]

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Happy National Poetry Month, everyone! Today, I’m kicking off my NPM 2017 series on verse novelists with my friend, poet and author Jeannine Atkins.┬áIn addition to answering five questions about their work, I’ve asked each author to share a photograph of a poem from her book, so we can get a peek at how the […]

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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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