Friday, February 12, 2016

A Snicker of Magic and Twitter

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Lucy and I are reading a Snicker of Magic by Natalie Lloyd for her Battle of the Books and the Reading Challenge. We both LOVE the book so much that I started following an author on Twitter.
Lucy and Magda reading book

I sent her a tweet with the picture of us reading and... Ms. Lloyd responded!   She thanked us and then tweeted that she loves our picture “times infinity”. She also reposted it with her memories added:

Clipping of tweet by Natalie Lloyd


Natalie Lloyd twitted: @maggda I love this picture times infinity

How Awesome is that !? Lucy was beyond happy.  We rarely think that authors of our favorite books may not only be still among us but also are happy to connect with their fans. How cool would it be if teachers in Lucy's classes connect with the other authors?  Shakespeare, Mark Twain, Lewis Carroll, L.M.Montgomery, R Kipling, E.B. White, Beatrix Potter, Dr. Seuss, Laura Ingalls Wilder, H.C Andersen are fantastic but they are all dead!   How empowering for the young people to see that regular, contemporary people can also become the famous authors?

I also follow on Twitter
J.K. Rowling - Author of the Harry Potter
John Green -Author of “The Fault in Our Stars”
Peter Reynolds the author and illustrator of famous "The Dot" and illustrator of Judy Moody series.
Mo Willems' Pigeon  feed
Dana Claire the author of comic Phoebe and Her Unicorn
and much more
Look up your favorite authors! Some of them have also a digital presence on Facebook (Eric Carle, Shel Silverstein, Markus Zusak, Gillian Flynn... )
Remember, if the authors wish to remain private they would not have open public accounts on social media! Connect with them, and if you are a teacher, connect your students with them.

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