Ed Spicer

Author Bio

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 info@spicyreads.org.


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