Sashi Kaufman, 8th grade science and English teacher in Scarborough, Maine, is playing along with the quiz today. She is also the YA author of The Other Way Around (Carolrhoda Lab). You can find her on twitter or on her website.
Sashi, fill in the blank:
You should never read and blank at the same time.
Oh man there are so many things you CAN do and read -but maybe cook dinner or really anything that involves open flames?
If you were invited to be on Oprah, what book would you bring for her to read?
I would bring Oprah Everybody Sees the Ants by A.S. King because I think it’s one of the most incredibly smart books about bullying that every adult should read.
What is the funniest book you’ve read?
I’m going to stay in the YA vein here and and say The Absolutely True Story of a Part Time Indian by Sherman Alexie because I like sad and funny together. In that same vein –Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris which had me cackling all night in my tent on a camping trip.
What is the saddest?
I’m not a huge reader of heart-breakers but I do have a very difficult time with anything about the Holocaust.
Favorite reading snack/beverage?
Wheat thins -ever since I was wee.
What’s next on your TBR list?
I’ll Give You The Sun by Jandy Nelson
Teachers, librarians, reading coaches, principals, custodians, lunch ladies, anyone with school connections: Please play along! Email me here and I’ll get you the questions so you, too, can be featured on Teacher Tuesday.