Celebrate teachers and a joy of reading with The Book Love Foundation Podcast. Hosts Penny Kittle and Julia Torres and their guests help teachers develop a love of reading in their students. It is a show filled with information, inspiration, and book love.
The show focuses on the value of reading in a student s life when that child has access to books and skilled teachers who are committed to rich and rewarding reading lives for their students.
The show helps teachers learn to foster a love of reading by using book choice and independent reading to help a student s reading increase in volume, engagement, and complexity.
Teachers will learn from Penny Kittle, Julia Torres, past Book Love Foundation Award recipients, and Book Love Foundation friends like Donalyn Miller, Teri Lesesne, Kylene Beers, Tom Newkirk, and Kelly Gallagher and others as they share thinking and strategies around book love that they use in their own teaching.
Conversations cover classroom topics like book choice, independent reading, access to books, conferring, teacher collaboration, classroom libraries, reading workshop, that help teachers put reading at the center of their teaching.
The Book Love Foundation has one goal: to put books into the classrooms of teachers of teenagers. The Teacher Learning Sessions is honored to work on with Penny Kittle and Julia Torres to help the foundation meet that goal.
A conversation with author Laurie Halse Anderson about memoir writing, Season 5, Ep. 3 of the Book Love Foundation Podcast
Listen in on a conversation between Denver librarian and Book Love Foundation board member Julia Torres as she talks to author Laurie Halse Anderson about memoir writing.
How we serve young Black people in American schools, Season 5, Ep. 2 of the Book Love Foundation Podcast
In the second episode of the Book Love Foundation Podcast Season 5, Julia Torres talks to school librarian Edith Campbell about how young Black people are being served in American schools.
Being a school librarian during a pandemic #LibCollab, Season 5, Ep. 1 of the Book Love Foundation Podcast
In the first episode of the Book Love Foundation Podcast Season 5, Julia Torres talks to school librarians Julie Stivers and Kathryn Cole about the challenges and opportunities in their work during the pandemic and about their #LibCollab initiative.★ Support this podcast ★
A Conversation with Namrata Tripathi and Randy Ribay, Season 4, Ep.5 of The Book Love Foundation Podcast
In this episode, Julia speaks with Namrata Tripathi Vice President and Publisher of Kokila books, an imprint that specializes in centering stories from the margins, and Randy Ribay, educator and author of An Infinite Number of Parallel Universes, After the Shot Drops, and the highly acclaimed Patron Saints of Nothing. Listen as the three of them talk all things books, publishing, education and the intersections between them.★ Support this podcast ★
A Conversation with Liz Prather and Sarah Zerwin, Season 4, Ep.4 of The Book Love Foundation Podcast
Welcome to The Book Love Foundation Podcast! And thank you for joining us in this celebration of teaching and the joy of learning. In this episode, Julia Torres holds a conversation with Liz Prather and Sarah Zerwin on their teaching journeys and ways to disrupt literacy instruction as we currently know it.★ Support this podcast ★
A Conversation with Luz Yadira Herrera and Carla España, Season 4, Ep.3
Welcome to The Book Love Foundation Podcast! And thank you for joining us in this celebration of teaching and the joy of learning.
This podcast is amazing! I love hearing all of the enthusiasm for reading in HS. All HS teachers need to listen to this and truly reflect what we are teaching and students and why we are teaching it! Thank you Penny Kittle!
Book Love Foundation supports students, and this podcast supports teachers!
The work that Penny Kittle and the Book Love Foundation is doing is invaluable. By putting books into the hands of students, they are making a difference in not just the academic standing of kids but their present and future lives. Penny facilitates such natural conversation with the teachers interviewed here. They tell beautiful and inspiring stories of how these books make a difference for their students and schools at large.
Like joining a book club with the Stars of reading
Stories of reading lives and recommendations by my reading mentors-people like Donalyn Miller and Kylene Beers. So many books to get into the hands of students!