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Making the Match: The Right Book for the Right Reader at the Right Time, Grades 4-12


reviewed by Mary Kropiewnicki - 2004

coverTitle: Making the Match: The Right Book for the Right Reader at the Right Time, Grades 4-12
Author(s): Teri S. Lesesne
Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers, Portland
ISBN: 1571103813, Pages: 232, Year: 2003
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“To me, books are life!” Teri S. Lesesne proclaims in her reading autobiography, an instructional strategy presented in her book, Making the Match: The Right Book for the Right Reader at the Right Time, Grades 4-12. This statement reflects the passion that Lesesne puts into her work as she shares her extensive knowledge of young adult (YA) books and their readers—adolescents and young adults ranging from ten to twenty years old. The author’s dedication, “to the hundreds of students who have allowed me to talk incessantly about books,” will draw kindred spirits into her work. Lesesne, nicknamed “The Book Lady” by adolescents and colleagues, demonstrates in Making the Match that she does indeed know books. Lesesne’s dedication and introduction convey that her heart is in her work and in this book. While Making the Match is an informational text for pre-service and in-service teachers, as well as for college instructors, Making the Match is also a book to enrich the spirit of the educator. Lesesne not only... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 106 Number 8, 2004, p. 1544-1546
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 11281, Date Accessed: 10/30/2020 6:08:36 AM

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