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, have consulted with governments on the subject of children’s reading habits, have received Fulbright awards to travel and study in the United States or overseas, have presented at international conferences for teachers and librarians, and have written various form of literature for children. Members of the advisory board review each issue prior to publication.
First Opinions, Second Reactions is posted three times each year.
Current Issue: Volume 9, Issue 2 (2016)
First Opinion: Monsters, Lies, and Truth in The Gallery
First Opinion: Exploring Historical Crime Writing as a Genre
Kathryn L. Bauserman
First Opinion: Catalyzing Girls’ Interest in Forensic Science
Anne M. Dooley
Brenda M. Capobianco
Second Reaction: Nonfiction Writing as a Gate to Clarity
Second Reaction: Consumed by Mystery in the Mammoth Cave
Elena M. Venegas
First Opinion: Lizzie Borden Took an Axe—Truth or Myth?
Vickey M. Giles