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 is: www.spicyreads.org. Feel free to contact Ed at: info@
Marguerite Foshee is a teacher consultant at Wayne Memorial High School in Wayne,
Michigan. She enjoys collaboratively teaching 12th-grade English and mentoring students in
the school's "Champion" program. Marguerite is enjoying completing her graduate degree in
the Master of Arts in Teaching Literacy program at Madonna University, through which she
has led an after-school writing workshop as part of an elementary school magazine club in
Spicer, Ed and Foshee, Marguerite
"The Well-Stocked Bookshelf,"
Michigan Reading Journal: Vol. 45:
2, Article 16.
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