I wish our culture celebrated reading and book-makers in the same way that it does sports and movies. So, I decided to celebrate us myself! At NCTE, I took some pictures of folks mimicking the poses of sports stars and award-winning actors. Some were enthusiastic–thank you, Leslie Bulion for being my first guinea pig and for making silly poses in the lobby of the Gaylord Convention Center as people walked by! And thank you, all of you, the camera-shy and the camera hogs:>) for diving into this, even when you had no idea what I was talking about! Here are the STARS I took pictures of. Some are teacher educators, others are authors, classroom teachers, and librarians. Three of them were my roommates (what a blast!). All of them are awesome. All of them are stars.
And I have started a Pinterest Board for these, so if you want to share pics of yourself, your students, or any other stars doing their best victory poses, send me a link and I’ll add you to the board:>) I’d love to add loads of pics of people celebrating books and reading in their best action-packed, gritty-grimacy, or joyous poses. The most fun pics are of the people who totally go for it! Once I’m back in town, I’ll share some kind of template if you want to create a pic with some kind of border/background that goes with the Reading=Victory project. But just any kind of image is fine, too, no special background or border required.