Welcome to Book Frontiers! I am embarking on a journey through the frontiers of reading and writing, to give purpose and meaning to the reading I do as a school librarian and avid reader, and to the writing I do as a teacher and poet. Please feel free to walk with me as we go where many have gone before, but by way of some side trips they may have missed.
Because I am a teacher at heart, I may occasionally add lesson plans if I think of any wonderful ways to use the material. I may also muse about the role ob being a teacher in this day and age.
I'm creating separate pages for children's literature and adolescent literature, in part because each of those categories deserve focused attention. My goal is to provide schools, libraries, students, and parents with enough detail to be able to make an informed choice about reading material.
In addition, I am including a section on "books for the mostly grown-up."
These books will be books for adults, but about material that interests me as a librarian, as an educator, and as a parent.
Finally, as a writer, I am also working on several projects with my poetry and creative writing. I began by trying to keep the parts of my life separate, but I have come to the conclusions that I should include my poetry here as well. As a result, I have added a page for that work as well.