Ed Spicer teaches first-grade students at North Ward Elementary School in Allegan,
Michigan. Recently he has been writing curriculum guides for publishers, including one
for Jay Asher's Thirteen Reasons Why. He 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), the Randolph Caldecott Committee (2009), and
the Notable Children's Books Committee (2010-2011). Last year Ed served on the William
C. Morris award committee for teen debut authors. He has taught a graduate young
adult literature course at Grand Valley State University (adjunct). 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 Margaret A.
Edwards Award Committee of the Young Adult Library Services Association, 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,"
Michigan Reading Journal: Vol. 45:
1, Article 9.