First Opinions, Second Reactions (FOSR) fills a void by publishing book reviews that meet the needs of K–12 teachers of language arts, parents and children, and public and school librarians. FOSR invites submissions, but also commissions particular scholars and writers to prepare articles for each issue.
Advisory Board: FOSR has an advisory board of individuals who have been selected for their international and multicultural perspectives on the subject. In addition, these board members have held positions on awards committees, consulted with governments on the subject of children’s reading habits, received Fulbright awards to travel and study in the United States or overseas, presented at international conferences for teachers and librarians, and written various forms of literature for children. Members of the advisory board review each issue prior to publication.
First Opinions, Second Reactions is published three times each year.
Current Issue: Volume 10, Issue 1 (2017)
First Opinion: To Stand in Those Shoes: Multiple Perspectives on Empathy
Nicholas E. Husbye
Second Reaction: Discussing Peer Pressure, Empathy, and Selflessness with Young Readers
Maria Thereza Xavier Bastos
First Opinion: Experiencing Empathy through Jacqueline Woodson’s Each Kindness
Christina U. King
Second Reaction: Seeking Out Beauty in the Everyday
Michelle C. S. Greene