Thanks to all who attended my presentation at the Virginia State Reading Association conference this morning and, more importantly, thanks for all you do to connect books with readers, especially our reluctant-to-read sons. It is really important work!

Here is a link to the slide show.  Feel free to contact me if you have more questions.

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  1. Eric Fromer on the August 9, 2011 remarked #

    Dear Ms Corbett,
    My 10 year old , Benji, and I read Free Baseball (on our ContraCosta County library list) and found it, not only affecting for Latino boys who are into baseball(as in our family) but also children of divorce or who may have lost a father. I will be recommending it to our teacher. There is a moment for many boys when they must confront the painful finality of divorce. That moment in your book brought that unforgettable memory back for me, as well as the need to find new adult mentors, as Felix does.
    Thank you

  2. Seating Chart on the October 17, 2011 remarked #

    I want to second Eric’s post. Free Baseball was a great book for our son to read. It’s so tough to get him interested, and finally a book about baseball was able to get him there. I guess it’s a good start!

  3. scorbett1 on the October 18, 2011 remarked #

    My baseball loving-sons really enjoy sports magazines — SI for Kids, Baseball America and such. Some kids don’t love novels but will read voraciously if the subject matter interests them. I give a lot of magazine subscriptions to boys as gifts!

    Thanks so much for your comment. I’m so glad to hear your son enjoyed Felix’s story!

  4. Nate Fizgerald on the March 2, 2013 remarked #

    I just finished your book “12 Again” and the ending was marvelous and great. I just love the book! You really capture the way twelve year olds think, feel and like live.

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