Tag Archives: @JoEllenMcCarthy

September 28

Heartprint Books and Ba-Bump Moments: The Way to Bea by Kat Yeh – Review and Interview by JoEllen McCarthy

“There is this thing I do when I’m deciding about a book.  Waiting to see if I’ll connect with it.  If I’ll feel that bah-bump in my chest.  —-“ Bah- bump. Bah-bump.  You know that moment when you truly connect to something? Your heart starts racing.  Whether it’s a book or a poem or a […]

October 25

Top 10 Tips to Get HS Students (All Students) Interested in AND Excited about Poetry OR What I Learned from Hanging with Kwame by JoEllen McCarthy

If you are a nerdy fangirl (or fanboy), you will get why the next sentence sounds so surreal.   I have had the pleasure of knowing author, poet extraordinaire, and Newbery winner, Kwame Alexander for many years.  Recently, Kwame asked me to join him at a high school visit here on Long Island. Kwame spent the […]