Read On Wisconsin!

I’m honored to report that Indian Shoes by Cynthia Leitich Smith (Harper, 2002) has been chosen as this month’s featured book for intermediate (grades 3-5) readers participating in Read On Wisconsin!

It’s “a statewide book club for everyone who enjoys reading and talking about new books,” sponsored by Jessica Doyle, the First Lady of Wisconsin. Read the flap copy and a special letter from me to Wisconsin young readers.

The other March 2005 books are: Kitten’s First Full Moon by Kevin Henkes (for infants, ages 0-2); Fish Eyes: A Book You Can Count On by Lois Ehlert (for preschool, ages 3-5); Tomas And The Library Lady by Pat Mora (for primary, grades K-2); Miracle’s Boys by Jacqueline Woodson (for middle school, grades 6-8); and A Step From Heaven by An Na (for High School, grades 9-12).

Cynsational Links

Go back to the week when I first heard Indian Shoes was chosen for this honor.

Learn more about Lois Ehler from Getting Personal with Lois Ehlert (an interview) by Edie Boatman from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and the Lois Ehlert Teacher Resource File from the Internet School Library Media Center. Includes links to biographies and lesson plans.

Interviews with Jacqueline Woodson are available from: Downhome Books and Penguin Putnam. See also Meet The Brothers of “Miracle’s Boys” (a miniseries based on the book) by Marie Morreale from Scholastic News.

Read a review of A Step From Heaven by An Na from

For more information about Indian Shoes and an interview with author An Na, visit my Web site and use the search engine provided. See also my blog post about writing Indian Shoes.