Introducing Anastasia Suen, Easy Readers Category

Today we meet Anastasia Suen, organizer for our new Easy Readers category:

The author of 110 books, I started teaching elementary school in 1977. I taught kindergarten ESL, first, fifth and sixth grades. After my children’s books were published I went back to the classroom as a visiting author.

I co-taught children’s literature in the library school at the University of North Texas. Today, I teach writing at Southern Methodist University, for Staff Development for Educators and online. I have written with students of all ages in workshops all over the globe.

I created my first blog in 2005. Now I’m on blogs #7, 8, 9 and 10. I’ve blogged on Blogger, LiveJournal, WordPress, and TypePad. I began with a personal blog and now I blog as an educator. I blog about the Children’s Book Biz News for my adult writing students.

I blog about the Picture Book of the Day for my staff development workshops. I blog about book activities for classrooms and libraries in my Book of the Week blog.

Inspired by Poetry Friday, I created Nonfiction Monday in January 2008, and that led to a blogging gig – on Nonfiction Monday – at Scholastic Teacher’s Kid Lit Kit: Your Toolkit for Teaching with Books. The focus of my book blogs is using books with kids.