REading Without Walls

Reading Without Walls Video Podcast

By | August 31st, 2016|Categories: Gene's Blog|Tags: , |

What's Reading Without Walls, you ask?  Find out here. This video podcast is just me having awkward conversations with people I admire.  I'm trying my best to do one of these every month!  Here are the episodes we've done so far:          

The Reading Without Walls Challenge

By | May 13th, 2016|Categories: Gene's Blog|Tags: , |

So this crazy thing happened this past January.  The Library of Congress, Children's Book Council, and Every Child A Reader appointed me the fifth National Ambassador of Young People's Literature! Every National Ambassador picks a platform.  Mine is Reading Without Walls.  I want every kid -- every reader, really -- to explore the world through books.  [...]

Reading Without Walls at Live Oak

By | April 9th, 2016|Categories: Gene's Blog|Tags: , |

Melissa McAvoy, librarian at Live Oak School in San Francisco, issued the Reading Without Walls challenge to her school! She made an awesome bulletin board promoting the initiative. You see all those little book-shaped stickers? Every one of them represents a book that was read by one of her students! Here's what Melissa said about the [...]

So this crazy thing happened…

By | January 23rd, 2016|Categories: Gene's Blog|Tags: , |

On January 4, the Library of Congress, Every Child A Reader, and the Children's Book Council appointed me the fifth National Ambassador for Young People's Literature. My wife and I flew out to Washington D.C. for a fancy inauguration ceremony. I wore a fancy suit and got a fancy medal. I gave a speech to a [...]