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School libraries across California
School libraries *do* make a difference!
You'll never guess who I hung out with the Big House Library yesterday!
Dr. Stephen Krashen! :)
Dr. Krashen a professor emeritus at the University of Southern California, author of numerous books about literacy and reading, advocate for libraries, and a personal hero of mine! :)
I gave him the ten cent tour and showed him my smutty magazines (he was impressed) and our new computer lab (he wasn't impressed).
We talked about Race to the Top and his most recent research on how school libraries positively impact student achievement.
I am so inspired by Dr. Krashen's relentless advocacy for reading. I am so grateful for his defense of libraries. And I am so honored to count him as a mentor and a friend. :)