The Book Whisperer

The Book Whisperer

Awakening the Inner Reader in Every Child

By Donalyn Miller; Jeff Anderson (Foreword by)

Jossey-Bass, Paperback, 9780470372272, 227pp.

Publication Date: March 1, 2009

Donalyn Miller says she has yet to meet a child she couldn't turn into a reader. No matter how far behind Miller's students might be when they reach her 6th grade classroom, they end up reading an average of 40 to 50 books a year. Miller's unconventional approach dispenses with drills and worksheets that make reading a chore. Instead, she helps students navigate the world of literature and gives them time to read books they pick out themselves. Her love of books and teaching is both infectious and inspiring. The book includes a dynamite list of recommended "kid lit" that helps parents and teachers find the books that students really like to read.

About the Author
Donalyn Miller is a sixth grade language arts teacher at Trinity Meadows Intermediate School in Keller, Texas, and was a finalist for 2010 Texas Elementary Teacher of the Year.

Jeff Anderson is a leading graphic novel artist, best known for his work on the Judge Dredd stories published by 2000AD. He was voted second best artist and inker by readers of Comic World for his Legends of Larian series and has also worked with DC and Marvel Comics. He lives with his wife and five children in Hartlepool, England.