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It began on Twitter.

That’s not a surprise.

It began on Twitter with an #ILA chat.

Also not a surprise as#ILA routinely has chats.

It was my first introduction.

So I researched her on the ILA page here.

We discussed the “Power and the Promise of Independent Reading.”

And then I met her again through work with the Book Love Foundation as she interviewed authors and helped with book selection.

Again, we worked online, at a distance.

In February of 2022, I had the privilege of seeing and hearing Julia in two powerful back to back in person sessions at #CCIRA22. What a joy! And so many new books to consider.

In the beginning . . .

From 2019 to 2022

Respect for a master librarian (and teacher) envisioning new possibilities, Julia E. Torres. Thank you for opening up new worlds!

And watch for her book from ISTE out this summer with co-author Valerie Tagoe,

How do you connect with literacy professionals? How do you strengthen and grow those connections?


Thank you, Two Writing Teachers, for this daily forum during the month of March.

Check out the writers and readers here.

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6 responses

  1. I love how you simply let me know who you met this librarian. Love the “That’s not a surprise”. So happy you met a new thought-partner. Your joy comes through this slice, loud and clear. Tahnks for teaching me about a new person I need to know, too. That’s not a surprise that Fran has introduced me to something!! Have a good Friday.

    1. Sally, it’s kind of a ‘how to’ or ‘how you, too, can do this’. It’s not hard. Not a lot of risk-taking!

  2. It is always wonderful and inspiring to meet in person someone we admire.

  3. I almost didn’t get this one – Book Love was the clue I needed. Well done.

    1. Thanks!
      I haven’t done as much with craft as I originally envisioned but it has been a fun series!

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