November 18, 2017

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A Voice of One’s Own | Editorial

A great teacher can make all the difference. When it came to writing, for me that teacher was Linda Harter, who taught English, composition, and drama at my high school in Wallace, ID. I reached out to thank her, reminisce, and learn more about her teaching life—and gained perspective on her approach to teaching and a deeper appreciation of her work.

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Sesame Street’s “Maria” Opens Girls Write Now’s Reading Series

Girls Write Now, a nonprofit organization that mentors budding female writers, opened its CHAPTERS Reading series with Sesame Street’s ‘Maria’ and YA author Sonia Manzano as the first guest speaker. The ongoing 4-part event will showcase the works of teen girls from all over NYC, and will feature female authors like Gayle Forman, Adele Griffin, and Marcia Ann Gillespie.