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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
#CCIRA22

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?

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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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