I Always, Always Need More Books For My Classroom Library. If You Would Like To Donate Any, Please See My Recommended List of YA Books. I Am Always In Need of As Many of These Books As Possible.

Welcome to my website. I am an LA English teacher who blogs, recommends Y.A. books, writes and is always searching for mentor texts.

A little bit about me. I grew up in Forest Hills, NY. I have been teaching English Language Arts for the past fifteen years in Los Angeles and have recently renewed my National Board Certification. I also have a background in writing, as I received my Masters of Fine Arts in playwrighting, from USC. Last year I finished my first novel, and so far no one is interested in publishing it. If you are an editor at a major publishing firm, looking for the next great young adult author, feel free to contact me.

I also possess a second masters degree in school administration, and maybe someday I will pass over to the dark side. Over the years I have discovered that the only way I can get kids to love reading is to read a lot of young adult fiction and then put ones I know are good into the students hands. I hope to continue working on this site and offer more and more content that helps English teachers in their journey.

I am very happily married and a father to two amazing little people.

To Contact Me, my email: rbaer1@lausd.net

I frequently have proposals on Donors Choose to support my classroom.  If you would like to help, please click on this site:

Out of Anonymity: Here it is! If you would like to purchase a collection  of writing from  the UCLA Writing Project writers–Preface and short piece inside written by me.

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