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The Unexpected Joy of Teaching

The Unexpected Joy of Teaching

May 5, 2018

I find myself nearing the end of my first nonfiction class and feeling wistful.

Our kids’ nonfiction should reflect truth without limits

Our kids’ nonfiction should reflect truth without limits

March 7, 2018

As we’ve seen in the last few weeks, it is young people who are going to save us, and it is books like these that are going to give them the information and the inspiration they need to do it.

In these dark days, what do we tell our children?

In these dark days, what do we tell our children?

February 18, 2018

As writers, how can we speak to the children who are growing up in this world? How can we address the harsh reality but also give them hope as they face their futures?

About the Author

jane buchanan

When people ask me where I get my ideas, I might tell them about the time I was tucking my son into bed and apologizing for having lost my patience earlier that day. He looked up at me with an impish gleam in his eye and said, “What does patience look like, Mommy?” There have been many beginnings since then, sparked by just such small moments. A writer has to stay alert to the little things. The way an acorn holds an oak tree, they just might hold the start of something big.

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