A Gathering Of Readers

“If I Can Read, I Can Do Anything” invites schools serving indigenous children from all parts of the world to participate in the International Indigenous Youth Reading Celebration during the week of April 18-22, 2005. Schools from Zambia, Aotearoa-New Zealand, Canada, and the United States are already signed up. See A Gathering Of Readers for more information.

I received news yesterday that I’m one of the program’s honored authors, along with Pat Mora and Robert Sullivan. I’m deeply touched by this and, more globally, also heartened by the mission of the program.

Cynsational News & Links

Meet Lauren Barnholdt and learn about her debut YA novel, In The House (Simon Pulse, 2006).

E. Lockhart, author of The Boyfriend List (Random House, 2005), talks about her writing and YA as a genre at

On March 23, Jane Yolen blogs that she’s thinking of running for Congress. I’d be tempted to move just so I could vote for her.

Max Elliot Anderson, author of the Tweener Press Adventure series, writes that he has a new Web site. Read an interview with Max Elliot Anderson from