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Win A Copy of My New Book Passionate Readers

In four days my new book comes out.  I have been trying for a while to come up with a catchy blog post to announce it, but the truth is, my heart is heavy with the images of hatred coming from Virginia.  With the calls to action, yet the fear so many educators have when it comes to teaching against hate in our classrooms.  It seems silly for me to be excited about a book.  But perhaps that is life in a nutshell, we are conflicted with our emotions and driven toward change.  Good can exist along evil.  Happiness can exist along hatred.  Even as we reel with the news that unfolds around us, we are preparing for our first days, or perhaps we are already in them, getting to know this new great group of kids.

I wrote Passionate Readers as a way to give my students’ voices a bigger platform.  To once again share the common sense advice that they have bestowed upon me and anyone else that would listen as I asked them how we could make reading suck less.  (Student words…)  I wrote this book not as a literacy expert, but as one who is on a journey to become better at teaching reading, at creating reading communities, at helping students hate it less or even love it more.  As someone who was faced with 45 minutes for all English Language Arts and faced with the daunting task of getting vocal resistant readers to give books a chance.  I filled this book with the research that I stand upon, but also the practical day-to-day that we all crave when we seek inspiration. I filled this book with every small thing that has worked and also the things that haven’t.  I filled it with all of me and now, the world awaits.  And it is terrifying, yet exhilarating to see it be released.

So in honor of the release date of Passionate Readers, I would like to give a copy away.   Once I have a copy myself, I will mail it to one winner and hope that it becomes a book that is worth your time.  All you have to do to enter to win is leave a comment on this post.  The contest will run until August 17th at midnight, the day the book comes out.

PS:  If you would like to order your own copy, please go here 

If you like what you read here, consider reading my newest book, Passionate Readers – The Art of Reaching and Engaging Every Child, out August 2017.  This book focuses on the five keys we can implement into any reading community to strengthen student reading experiences, even within the 45 minute English block.  If you are looking for solutions and ideas for how to re-engage all of your students consider reading my very first book  Passionate Learners – How to Engage and Empower Your Students.      Also, if you are wondering where I will be in the coming year or would like to have me speak, please see this page.

274 thoughts on “Win A Copy of My New Book Passionate Readers”

  1. Being a reading specialist, I would love for my students to become passionate readers like myself. I think this book could help me to guide them in the right direction.

  2. Thank you for sharing your wisdom! It is inspiring and impactful especially going into the new school year! I hope you have a wonderful year, and I get the honor to listen to you speak again!

  3. I am really looking forward to reading this. I am a passionate reader and I would love to examine others views on passionate reading. Thanks.

  4. I can’t wait to read this! One of my main goals as a teacher is to help students find their passion for reading.

  5. The title of your book intrigues me. I find so few passionate readers but wish for all students to find what they are passionate about. I would love to read what you have to say.

  6. I enjoyed your Keynote this summer at the National Reading Conference in Ames, Iowa. You are such an inspirational speaker and I’m sure your new book will be just as inspirational!

  7. I look forward to reading your book–you’ve really challenged me to think about my teaching and for that I am grateful.

  8. I enjoy reading all your posts because You write so passionately about providing your students the books and opportunities to learn to love reading. That is my goal as well. I look forward to reading your book.

  9. As a fellow middle grade teacher and parent of a reluctant reader (despite my own passion for reading), I have followed you for years and often connect with your insightful posts. Looking forward to adding this to my professional resources.

  10. I can’t wait to read your book. Your posts always inspire me! Thank you for sharing your thoughts and ideas. Thank you for coordinating the GRA.

  11. I would love to read your book! This book would definitely help me support my students in becoming passionate readers. I saw you present in Canada at the What Great Educators Do Differently conference and I’ve been waiting for your new book ever since.

  12. I am inspired by you and your words every time I read one of your entries. Thanks for continuing to challenge me to be better and do better- especially when it relates to my students. Can’t wait to read your new book!

  13. I have started to check out all the books I can find on “Kindness” to read to my second graders. We must, must, must not give up to help children learn how to treat one another. It’s our duty. Our role as teachers. Congratulations on your new book. What an honor.

  14. What an exciting venture to engage students and let their voices be heard on how to make the “Art of teaching reading” a little more enticing. As educators we strive to help our students learn to love reading. I cannot wait to read what they and you have to say!!

  15. Dear Pernille,
    I have to admit that I have already pre-ordered your book, but I would love to share one with a colleague! I was honored to meet you at Nerd Camp in Michigan over the summer, and I am anxious to pass on your strong words of wisdom. Thank you for your blogs, and I hope you will continue to write to inspire us and give hope to the world through our students.

    Warm regards,

  16. I am so excited to get my hands on a copy of your book. When I see a new post in my inbox, I can’t wait to read it. What you so is right on and inspirational! Thank you for all you do!


  17. Hello from Spain! I have been following your blog for the last three years and it has inspired me so much than now I am currently writing my Master’s Dissertation on the use of picturebooks with Middle and High School students, so I would be happy to get a copy of your book. Best, Maria.

  18. I’ve been enjoying your blog posts during this last year! Often they seem very timely for things I am dealing with at school (or in the world). Thanks for all the great ideas!

  19. I’ve been following your blog for a few months now, when my principal suggested it. I teach 8th grade reading and writing, and find that many days I am confronted with students who are quick to dismiss reading. I love to read, and for years I always thought, “Well since I love to read, then obviously all my students will too!”…that was sooooo not the case! Over the years, I have worked tirelessly to help my kids find books that would keep their interest, and they could relate to, but I can’t help but always think about the kids who I know never read a book in it’s entirety. I want my students to enjoy reading because that’s their choice, not because I want them to. I love reading about the ideas and insights you share on your blog, and I look forward to seeing how your book will help me with this upcoming year!

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