I landed my dream job teaching middle school literature three years ago. My first and most ambitious goal was to turn my 150 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students into readers. That summer, I immersed myself in all of the middle grades and young adult literature I could find. After three years, I’ve pretty much read everything out there! I love matching readers to books so I’m constantly keeping up with new releases so that I can book talk them often. Constantly, really.