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Slice of Life Tuesdays: Summer of the Reading Summit


Slice of Life Small LogoSummer of the Reading Summit

After canceling my trip to ILA in St. Louis, I was bummed. It didn’t matter, because my family is important and our activities that week went well. Reading everyone’s posts on Twitter and Facebook allowed me to live vicariously through them, and that was ok with me (and hopefully they didn’t mind sharing). While I was reading, I noticed quite a few mentions of #readingsummit in various cities over the summer. A workshop day where one can learn, meet new people (including authors), and browse books from Scholastic? Yes, please! Count me in! Why didn’t I know about that before?



Cincinnati looked beautiful. It was nice to have a break from the rain this summer.



Book browsing was the best. The displays were colorful, bright, and inviting. I was good and didn’t break the bank; I only bought two books that were on my “to read” list.




I met Cynthia Lord! She’s brave, and lovely, and amazing!




It was nice to see Donalyn Miller, Franki Sibberson, and Katherine Sokolowski again. I met them at All Write 2015 in June. They are my reading rock stars, for sure! And I got to meet more #nerdybookclub people, Colby Sharp and Mr. Schu (John Schumacher). It was an honor.





Read more about the Scholastic Reading Summit tomorrow here at I’ll let you know more about the awesome workshops and speakers. See you then!


Author: Jennifer Sniadecki

I write about literacy education and my love for reading and writing. My passion is sharing titles I use for school libraries, classroom collaborations, and professional development. My goal is to collaborate, research, and share with other life-long literacy learners. Welcome to my blog!

7 thoughts on “Slice of Life Tuesdays: Summer of the Reading Summit

  1. How great that you went to the summit. I’ve been reading others’ blog posts about it, & it does sound nice. I guess there’s one now in Austin. Those two book you bought are great. I’ve read A Fine Dessert, heard a lot about Sunny Side Up.

  2. What fun! Can’t wait to read your post tomorrow!

  3. I think it’s time for Scholastic to do a summit on the west coast. Can you plant the idea for us? I love the pics you got with authors and fellow book lovers. Looks like a grand event!

  4. What an adventure! You sure saw all the great ones. Plus books. Hurrah!

  5. Great fun! I, of course, adore the picture tour!

  6. I’ve never heard of a Scholastic Reading Summit…Where have I been??? Looks like you had a great time!

  7. Now that’s the way to get yourself inspired right before school starts! Looking forward to part 2.

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