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Callie Ryan Brimberry

Callie Ryan Brimberry is a teacher, writer, and editor in Virginia. She spends her free time leaving books on park benches and in random coffee houses hoping her margin notes read like love letters to those who’ve yet to fall in love with reading.

Reading, Then Writing With Kids

A parent on the experience of watching her son read with, and write a book for, his younger brother, and the benefits of the process.

The First Novel I Read Every Year

One reader on not being a rereader, yet reading the same first novel to begin each year.

What to Gift the Book Lover that has Everything? A Library, of Course.

Sponsoring a mini-library from Barbershop Books or Imagination Library will impact the literacy rates and school success of countless children.

Give a Gift Tower of Books

One reader gives a new mom who misses reading a gift tower of books!

The Five Times I Read NIGHT, and the One Time I Couldn’t

One reader on the importance of Elie Wiesel's NIGHT, and the one time she couldn't bring herself to read it.

Because Books

A reader on her response to a neighborhood boy stealing her illustrated edition of Harry Potter.