Tag Archives: Elaine Fultz

August 12

Top Ten Books with Rural and Small Town Settings by Elaine Fultz

My school is in the country. I hear a rooster crow every morning when I walk from my car to the building. For many of my students, a trip to the nearest city is rare and intimidating while a ride around a field on a tractor or ATV is a daily pastime.   As their […]

July 15

Nerdy Outrage by Elaine Fultz

Countless enlightened quotes can be found about the power of education.  Here are two great ones about equity.   “Until we get equality in education, we won’t have an equal society.” ~Sonia Sotomayor   “I believe we need a national amendment which will guarantee every child in America the promise of not just an equal […]

February 05

Newbery Picking by Elaine Fultz

My great aunt Edith made a divine blackberry cobbler.  She and my uncle Harlan lived in a Kentucky holler, and those blackberries were plucked off the bushes on their land.  What could follow this introduction, if this was a cooking site and I had a different kind of girlhood, is a vignette about my elderly […]

December 07

Readtrips with Rita and Ryan by Elaine Fultz

I live in the suburbs and work in the country so I have no subway or bus option for my commute.  The development of self-driving cars is exciting, and I’m eager for the day I can tell my car to go to work and either doze or read all the way there.  In the meantime, […]

August 14

That’s What It’s All About by Elaine Fultz

One of the few good things about changing jobs six times in eight years is gaining an expansive view of the school & library world.  Each job offered perspective that carried on to the next one, and each job solidified what it’s all supposed to be about.  After serving elementary and middle school students and […]

May 16

Books Get Detention (and vice versa) by Elaine Fultz

Last Friday at the detention center, it was a full house.  Twelve teenage guys sat in plastic molded chairs and listened, mostly, to what the Friday Library Lady (me) had to say about the books and magazines in this week’s rotating collection.  As I handed over the WWE magazines to eager outstretched hands, I rolled […]