Reading in the Wild

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Reading in the Wild

The Book Whisperer's Keys to Cultivating Lifelong Reading Habits

By Donalyn Miller; Susan Kelley; Teri S. Lesesne (Foreword by)

Jossey-Bass, Paperback, 9780470900307, 273pp.

Publication Date: November 4, 2013

A companion to the bestselling "The Book Whisperer, Reading in the Wild" explores whether or not lifelong reading habits are instilled in students and provides practical strategies for teaching "wild" reading. The book offers solid advice and strategies on how to develop, encourage, and assess key lifelong reading habits.

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.

Susan Kelley is a lover of Jesus, wife to Heath, and mama to Faith and Trevor. To date, she has lost 90 pounds and has maintained that weight loss for a full year. In her spare time, she enjoys cycling, jogging, cooking, blogging, and helping others draw closer to Jesus. She is an ordained minister in the Church of the Nazarene. You may contact her at

Teri Lesesne is the author of the Heinemann title Reading Ladders. Kylene Beers calls Teri, "the Book Woman" for her unparalleled knowledge of young adult literature. She is respected by teachers across the country both for the passion she brings to connecting tweens and teens with excellent age- and reading level-appropriate literature and for her professional books Making the Match and Naked Reading. She takes her passion directly to teachers with in-person workshops and at her website,, where she keeps the field up to date on the best and most helpful literature for teaching adolescents. In recognition of her significant contributions to the field, Teri received the 2007 ALAN Award. A former middle school teacher, she is Professor in the Department of Library Science at Sam Houston State University, where she teaches classes in literature for children and young adults.