The Joy of Reading: A Virtual Book Discussion

Let’s remember the Joy of Reading as we enter an era of scripted literacy instruction, increasing sanctioned mandates, and the rise of a coordinated effort to ban books. Join your colleagues from around the state for a discussion of the classic text The Joy of Reading by Donalyn Miller and Teri Lesesne.


The Joy of Reading is a guide for teachers, librarians, educational support professionals, and families to create the conditions for joyful reading. Donalyn Miller and Teri Lesesne draw from their decades of work with students, teachers, and librarians, providing practices that nurture joy while identifying factors that destroy joy, all with a clear understanding of the realities of today’s classrooms and libraries.



Virtual book discussion meets on Wednesdays September 27, October 11 and October 25 from 6:30-7:30 p.m.


Participants are asked to find their own copy of the book in a school resource library, local bookstore, public library, or online. Enrollment is limited to 25 participants.

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