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SOLSC: Days 15 and 16 are today! Whirlwind Trip to See Laurie Halse Anderson #sol16


Day 15: Chicago! My Nerdy Book Club friends, Kathy and Kelly, and I took a road trip to see Laurie Halse Anderson during Laurie’s SHOUT book tour. It was a fantastic, whirlwind trip and we listened to the conversation with Laurie and Mikki Kendall regarding #MeToo, rape, and culture. We heard from survivors and learned some valuable information that can help everyone to be better humans. My top takeaway was that we need to have these tough conversations with boys and girls, men and women — at home and in school.







It was nice to see Laurie again — we got our “annual” picture (which I realized this year will be semiannual, since she’s coming to #NerdCampMI) and spent time learning about important issues. The girls and I had fun visiting (and running into Sarah Aronson!). “Nerdy Road Trip” doesn’t happen very often, but when it does, we have a great time!

Day 16: Activist! Laurie’s visit to Chicago to talk about SHOUT and Mayor Pete’s accomplishment of reaching his donor goal of 65,000 supporters this weekend (and the sun showing itself!) inspires me. I will continue to advocate for better literacy education in our schools and access to books for all children. Life is good. #weareallhuman


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!

4 thoughts on “SOLSC: Days 15 and 16 are today! Whirlwind Trip to See Laurie Halse Anderson #sol16

  1. What a great trip! I am a little envious! Even #NerdCampMI tickets were gone before I had time to blink! I guess I will be reading tweets and posts by those in attendance.

  2. I’m excited to read Shout and share it w/ students. I’m sure LHA was fantastic. Now I’ll look for more photos from this event on your social media!

  3. Sounds so fun! I, too, love Laurie Halse Anderson and met her at NCTE this past November. Speak is such an incredible book with such authentic voice. I too plan on reading Shout. She’s terrific.

  4. Thinking of you today, as I digitized one of my grandbaby’s photos with Prisma. I am crediting this to you sharing the app with me. I do enjoy hearing from Laura Halse Anderson and love your last line of your slice: Life is good. #weareallhuman

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