Monica Taylor: "Playhouse: Optimistic Stories of Real Hope for Families with Little Children"

“Playhouse is in part the inspiring portrait of a real school with a particularly rich and powerful history and a tangible presence in a concrete time and a particular place—and it’s so much more.” – William Ayers, 2017

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Rachel Backshall, Illustrator of Toodle-oo Ruby Blue!

Rachel Backshall, BA Oxon, is a UK artist and illustrator. Her illustrations are inspired by the natural world and focus in particular on the wild and wonderful animals that appear both in reality, and in children’s imaginations.

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Garn Celebrates our Great Women Authors and Editors

Garn’s Mission is to search for the original thinkers of the 21st century — writers of conscience, especially women, who create remarkable books that inspire people to act.

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Russ Walsh has had a forty-five year career in public education as a teacher, literacy specialist, curriculum supervisor and college instructor. He is currently the Coordinator of College Reading at Rider University in Lawrenceville, NJ. He is the author of A Parent’s Guide to Public Education in the 21st Century: Navigating Education Reform to Get the Best Education for My Child. He blogs on public education, literacy instruction and teaching practice at Russ on Reading.

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Anthony Cody, author of The Educator And The Oligarch was among the core organizers of the Save Our Schools March in Washington, DC, which brought more than 5000 protesters to the nation’s capital. In 2013, he joined with Diane Ravitch to found the Network for Public Education, a national advocacy group that advocates for meaningful reform, and supports candidates willing to stand up for public schools.

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Garn Press authors are all original thinkers, writers of conscience, who create remarkable books that inspire people to act. Visit Garn Press News to get the latest updates on new and featured Garn Press authors and books, book previews and excerpts, reviews, interviews, and editorial features. Follow on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and Pinterest.

 

GARN PRESS AUTHORS

Garn Press authors are all original thinkers, writers of conscience, who create remarkable books that inspire people to act.Visit Garn Press author news or view all Garn Press authors.

Monica Taylor

Monica Taylor is an urban teacher educator, social justice advocate, and parent activist.

Steve Nelson

Steve Nelson

Steve Nelson has been Head of School at the Calhoun School, on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, since 1998.
Carolyn Walker

Carolyn Walker

Carolyn Walker is a memoirist, essayist, poet, and creative writing instructor.
Anthony Cody

P.L. Thomas

P.L. Thomas, a recipient of the NCTE’s George Orwell Award, engages the public in the most profound and controversial topics of our day.

Anne Haas Dyson

Faculty Excellence Professor (Ph.D.) in the College of Education at the University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign
Denny Taylor

Denny Taylor

Denny Taylor was inducted into the IRA’s Reading Hall of Fame in 2004. Co-founder & CEO of Garn Press. Lifelong activist, scholar and author.

Bobbie Kabuto

Associate Professor of Literacy Education, Elementary and Early Childhood Education.
Rick Meyer

Rick Meyer

Rick Meyer has been a writer for as long as he can remember. He loves to play with language in ways that inspire readers.
Ken Goodman

Ken Goodman

Professor Emeritus, University of Arizona, global intellectual and one of the most cited researchers in reading research.
Nancy Rankie Shelton

Nancy Rankie Shelton

Nancy has 23 publications (single as well as co-authored) that appear in premier academic  that specialize in literacy research and/or education policy.
Anthony Cody

Anthony Cody

Social activist, educator, author of Living in Dialogue, author of The Educator And The Oligarch.

David Kolb

Pulitzer Prize nominee David Joseph Kolb is a journalist and author. Devil Knows: A Tale of Murder and Madness in America’s First Century is his first published work of fiction.
Russ Walsh

Russ Walsh

Russ Walsh has had a forty-five year career in public education as a teacher, literacy specialist, curriculum supervisor and college instructor.

Martin Lee

Martin Lee grew up in New York City. His degrees are in American History and Education. Co-author of Bloody Lane.

Curt Dudley Marling

Curt Dudley-Marling has published over 100 articles and book chapters and 14 books, much of this work focusing on language and literacy, Disability Studies, and classroom talk.

Ruth Finnegan

Renowned scholar, celebrated writer, Emeritus Professor, the Open University, Fellow of the British Academy, Honorary Fellow of Somerville College Oxford.
James Paul Gee

James Paul Gee

Mary Lou Fulton Presidential Professor at Arizona State University.
Esther Fine

Esther Sokolov Fine

Associate Professor in the Faculty of Education at York University, in Toronto, Canada.

Matthew Fleury

Matthew Fleury grew up in northern New York State. He attended Binghamton University. Co-author of Bloody Lane.
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Geoff Ward

Geoff Ward has taught and published on English and American literature in Europe, the USA and Japan.

Kathy Olmstead

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Yohuru R. Williams

Yohuru R. Williams is Professor of History and Author of Black Politics/White Power: Civil Rights Black Power and Black Panthers in New Haven

Jonathan Foley

Jonathan Foley is a World-Leading Environmental Scientist and Executive Director of the California Academy of Sciences

George Lakoff

George Lakoff, Professor Emeritus of Cognitive Science and Linguistics, is a World Renowned Linguist Integrating Studies of Social Issues and Politics from a Neural Linguistics Perspective

Steven Singer

Steven Singer is a Public School Teacher, Education Advocate and Author of the Gadfly on the Wall Blog

Morna McDermott

Morna McDermott is Professor of Education and Co-Editor of Testing Our Courage: United Opt Out and the Testing Resistance Movement

Charlene Smith

Charlene Smith is a Journalist, Documentary Film Maker, Author and Biographer of President Nelson Mandela

Jennifer C. Berkshire

Jennifer Berkshire is a Writer, Editor, and Author of the Have You Heard Blog and Co-Host of its Weekly Podcast on Education in the Time of Trump

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