My name is Lydia A. Schultz, and I live in Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA.
I am passionate about the transforming power of reading and education. I am the first generation of my family to earn a college degree. My doctorate in is English and I have spent a number of years teaching college-level writing and literature classes. I've published articles on Louise Erdrich, Tillie Olsen, and Louisa May Alcott, as well as a number of book reviews in academic journals.
I now work as the librarian and media teacher at a Jewish elementary school that both my children attended. My line is that I still push books--just at smaller people. In addition to this work, I also teach academic writing to adult students in college classroom.
About this site
I began this site to do several things:
- to put to good use my time as a reader
- to encourage myself to write more on a regular basis
- to share my enthusiasm about education and reading
As a result, most of the books are geared toward children in the Pre-Kindergarten to 8th Grade range. The adult books are usually geared toward parents or toward people who might have an interest in books with a Jewish theme.