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NCTE President Jocelyn A. Chadwick provides 2017 Annual Convention Updates about what the Local Engagement Committee has accomplished.  

Lisa Fink introduces October with Celebrate Writing All Month Long!  Lisa also shares  Professional Knowledge for the Teaching of Writing.  

In the Top Secret YA StoryBox Project, member Kevin Cordi interviews educator Randi Jo Flynn about how she implements the project in her classroom. YA authors will start a story and mail them to a classroom in a box that students open. The students then complete the story.

Member Amy Estersohn suggests ways for Building Bridges between Readers and Authors

Millie Davis explores The Right to Write Ourselves.

In More Than the Right to Read, NCTE historian Jonna Perrillo traces NCTE’s history fighting censorship since the 1950’s.

Kristin Pekoll, Assistant Director of the American Library Association’s Office for Intellectual Freedom explains why Words Have Power.  

Millie Davis quotes a number of authors, educators, and community members on why Students Have a Right and a Need to Read Diverse Books. Blogs on this topic are also featured in The Students’ Right to Read Redux.  

Member Amber McMath illustrates a number of books that “feature powerful mentors” in Finding a Mentor: How Books Inspire Resiliency.  

Member Anne Mooney poses a number of questions in Teaching Social Media Ethics Using Visual Rhetoric.  

Member Leslie Seawright discusses her book Genres of Power: Police Report Writers and Readers in the Justice System https://secure.ncte.org/store/genre-of-power in The Complex Work of a Simple Police Report, Part I and Part II.  

In What Happened in Your State This September? Lu Ann McNabb highlights policy analyst reports about ESSA, vouchers, school funding, legislation, Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, teacher bonuses, and repeal and replacement of Title IX guidance.

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