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Sylvie Shaffer

About Sylvie Shaffer

Sylvie Shaffer is the preK–8 librarian at the Capitol Hill Day School in Washington, DC. She is active in ALSC and Capitol Choices, and currently serves on the Sydney Taylor Book Award committee. She lives in Takoma Park, Maryland, with her wife and their five-year-old emerging reader.

New for New Readers: What (Exactly) IS an Easy Reader?

Why are high-quality books for emerging readers so challenging to find? I ask this question as a parent of an emerging reader, as well as in my professional capacity as an elementary school librarian. I’m also asked this same question by teachers, other parents, and professional colleagues. After ruminating about easy readers for years (and […]