This workshop is an excellent opportunity for educators and parents to learn about current research on book access in schools, libraries, and homes; discuss intellectual and cultural access concerns including diversity and leveling; and explore resources and strategies for developing and sustaining high-quality classroom library collections that support students’ reading and education.
The information presented in the workshop is based on the Scholastic book Game Changer! Book Access for All Kids,which was co-authored by Miller and published in November 2018.
Miller is the author or co-author of several books about creating engaging and inclusive reading communities for all children. Her booksThe Book Whisperer and Reading in the Wildcelebrate and promote reading. She currently serves as Scholastic Book Fairs’ ambassador of independent reading advocacy/manager of independent reading and outreach. In this role, Donalyn travels to conferences and schools as a reading ambassador, sits on several Scholastic advisory boards, and hosts the web-based teaching tips and book talk show The Book Whisperer: Back to the Books.
She has received numerous awards for teaching in Texas. In 2018, Miller was awarded the Texas Council of Teachers of English Language Arts (TCTELA) Edmund J. Farrell Distinguished Lifetime Achievement Award for her contributions to the language arts teaching profession.