About me

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.

Please feel free to contact me either by email or by Twitter.  Collaboration makes learning possible;  I would love to learn with you!

 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
I don't write about every book I read (be glad, be very glad)--only the ones that relate to my work as a librarian at a Jewish elementary school.

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.

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