"If we want children to see reading as anything more than a school job, we must give them the chance to choose their own books and develop personal connections to reading, or they never will."
Donalyn Miller has taught fourth, fifth and sixth graders in Northeast Texas. She is the author of two books about engaging children with reading, The Book Whisperer (Jossey-Bass, 2009) and Reading in the Wild (Jossey-Bass, 2013).
Donalyn currently co-facilitates the community blog, The Nerdy Book Club and co-hosts the monthly Twitter chats, #titletalk and #bproots.
Her articles about teaching and reading have appeared in publications such as The Reading Teacher, Educational Leadership and The Washington Post. Donalyn evangelizes the importance of independent reading as Scholastic Book Fairs' Manager of Independent Reading and Outreach.