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 website 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. 43:
1, Article 10.