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The Character Club

The Character Club is the newest book I had the honor to consult on. I’m pleased to share my colleague and friend, Joshua Cole, has written and published his first children’s book under his educational imprint and company, A NEW Angle. Joshua P. Cole, Ph.D. began teaching in Detroit Public Schools and is currently the principal … Continue reading

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Fun With Reading: Third Grade Fiction In the words of Mark Twain: “The man who doesn’t read is no better off than the man who can’t read.” The same is true of kids. Today, many kids are so plugged-in and over-scheduled, they make little time to simply kick back and lose themselves in a good … Continue reading

#TackleReading across America: March 2, 2017

Professional sports, entertainment, and education create a team to Tackle Reading across the country. NFL teams reading, children smiling, books donated, and #TackleReading trending: Our first annual Tackle Reading event was a huge success. On March 2, 2017, in honor of the 20th anniversary of Read Across America, we had over 20 NFL teams represented … Continue reading

NFL athletes Tackle Reading Across America: March 2, 2017

Tackle Reading began in October 2016 with a book and campaign to promote quality reading education across the USA. The book has motivational tips, supportive guidance, inspiring stories, and engaging activities to promote reading at home and school. We have had over 45 writers contribute to this resource including NFL athletes, authors, literacy leaders, celebrities, and educational … Continue reading

12 Books of Christmas!

Our Tackle Reading team is full of talent and have books of their own. I’m excited to present for you the 12 Books of Christmas, available this holiday season for a special child, parent, teacher, or reader in your life! Tackle Reading by Kathryn Starke (and 45 contributing writers including NFL athletes, authors, literacy leaders, … Continue reading