Bender, Sally 1948-

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Bender, Sally 1948-

PERSONAL:

Born December 3, 1948, in Brandon, Manitoba, Canada; daughter of Evelyn Catherine Behrns Welsh; widowed; children: Erin, Bret. Ethnicity: "Caucasian." Education: Brandon University, B.A. Hobbies and other interests: Reading, walking, yoga, cooking, gardening.

ADDRESSES:

Home—Brandon, Manitoba, Canada. E-mail[email protected]

CAREER:

Brandon School Division, Brandon, Manitoba, Canada, primary teacher and librarian, between 1971 and 2004; retired, 2004. Workshop presenter; conference participant.

MEMBER:

Canadian Society of Children's Authors, Illustrators, and Performers, Canadian Association for Young Children, Canadian Children's Book Centre.

WRITINGS:

(With David Bouchard, Anne Letain, and Lucie Poulin-Mackey) For the Love of Reading: Books to Build Lifelong Readers, Orca Book Publishers (Victoria, British Columbia, Canada), 2003.

Author of a weekly children's books column, Brandon Sun.

SIDELIGHTS:

Sally Bender told CA: "I am constantly amazed at the quality of books being written for children and young adults. My books concern making choices for books to share with children. I wrote as an associate of David Bouchard, noted Canadian children's author and champion of literacy. I also write a weekly books column for our local paper. My motivation is to share what I learn by reading ten to twenty books a week. The column represents my attempt to keep the community informed about the newest and best books being published. My writing process is the result of a great deal of thinking and researching quality children's literature—in Canada and internationally. My workshops are connected to using books to encourage writing for all students, using a variety of genres and many authors, and making curricular connections."

BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:

PERIODICALS

Resource Links, June, 2004, Margaret Mackey, review of For the Love of Reading: Books to Build Lifelong Readers, p. 35.