Ed Spicer teaches first-grade students at North Ward Elementary
School in Allegan, Michigan. He also runs a teen book
group at Allegan High School and coordinates the high school
literacy contest for high school authors and artists. He has
been a member of the Teen Read Week Committee, the Michael
L. Printz Committee (2005 ), Best Books for Young Adults (2006-
2008), and the Randolph Caldecott Committee (2009 ). Ed gives
presentations on books to schools, universities, libraries, and
even groups like the American Chemical Society ( on teaching
visual literacy). Currently, Ed is a member of the Notable Children's
Book Committee of the Association for Library Services
to Children, a division of the American Library Association.
Ed's Web site address is www.spicyreads.org. Feel free to
contact Ed at firstname.lastname@example.org.
"The Well-Stocked Bookshelf: Must Reads!,"
Michigan Reading Journal: Vol. 42
, Article 9.