In stark contrast to my post about the “less than stellar” aspects of social media, I thought I’d share what happened tonight.

This is what happens when you take the time and energy to cultivate a network of amazing educators through Twitter (or, probably, any other form of social media).

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That all happened within 40 minutes of my tweet.

[NOTE: for clarification on the substance of the conversation… my son reads ALL. THE. TIME. He has a book in his hands ALL. THE. TIME. He mostly reads nonfiction (lately, he can’t get enough of the Basher Books). This, in and of itself, is not a problem. It’s just that whenever we’re in the bookstore or the library, it is very hard to find fiction books that are “right” given how well he reads AND that are also “right” substantively. Fortunately, through the exchange above, we have some new options to check out. Thanks, y’all!]

[NOTE #2: capturing multiple screenshots and pasting them together is probably not the best way to capture the full Twitter conversation, but it got the job done. If there’s a better way to do this, I’m open to help.]