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It’s the end of January. I’m down to the final days of the month, and I have a problem. In the grand scheme of things, it’s not a big problem – it’s probably not even a problem at all. But in the world of my classroom, it’s a problem of monumental proportions. It could derail the reading we have going on. I have no Schmidt’s Pick title for February. None. I’m empty. Dry. Barren.
About 20 years ago, I was an English education major finishing up my undergraduate education. My courses in pedagogy were behind me, my practicums were behind me (soph-prof, JPE, and senior student teaching), and my English classes were winding down. The spring of my senior year, I found myself signing up for children’s literature. Why not? I thought.