Fantastic Authors and Experts

Kelly Gallagher

Since 1985, Kelly Gallagher has devoted himself to the teaching of reading, writing, listening and speaking—first and foremost, as a high school ELA teacher in Anaheim, California, and also as an author/consultant who works with educators around the world. Today, he is considered one of the leading voices in literacy education.

Kelly GallagherAuthor and Adjunct Professor
Penny Kittle

Penny is the author of Book Love, Write Beside Them, Inside Writing & My Quick Writes (co-authored with Donald H. Graves), The Greatest Catch and Public Teaching. She co-edited (with Tom Newkirk) a collection of Don Graves’ work, Children Want to Write: Don Graves and the Revolution in Children’s Writing.

Penny KittleAuthor
Matt de la Peña

Matt is a New York Times Bestselling, Newbery Medal-winning author of six young adult novels: Ball Don’t Lie, Mexican WhiteBoy, We Were Here, I Will Save You, The Living and The Hunted. He’s also the author of the critically-acclaimed picture books A Nation’s Hope: The Story of Boxing Legend Joe Louis (illustrated by Kadir Nelson) and Last Stop on Market Street (illustrated by Christian Robinson).

Matt de la PeñaAuthor
Kylene Beers

An award-winning educator and is the author of When Kids Can’t Read/What Teachers Can Do; Notice and Note: Strategies for Close Reading; Adolescent Literacy: Turning Promise into Practice; and Elements of Literature.

Kylene BeersAuthor
Bob Probst

Bob is a teacher, writer, speaker and the author of Response and Analysis, coeditor of Adolescent Literacy: Turning Promise into Practice, and co-author (with Kylene Beers) of Notice and Note: Strategies for Close Reading. Bob has also published numerous articles and chapters in national and international publications.

Bob ProbstAuthor
Tom Newkirk

Tom is an author of many books including The Art of Slow Reading, Holding Onto Good Ideas in a Time of Bad Ones and Teaching the Neglected “R”, co-edited with Richard Kent and the much lauded Misreading Masculinity.

Tom NewkirkAuthor, Professor

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