Shine On’s first visit to the National RR Conference was a whirlwind! We met so many wonderful teachers from coast to coast who searched for “just the right books” for the students they teach. As Matt from RR Books told us at SERRRA, “you never sit down.” The energy, conversations, book bags galore, and shiny new book covers by favorite authors and new, are just a few sensory tidbits of being “united in literacy” (Ellin Keene, author of Mosaic of Thought: The Power of Comprehension Strategy Instruction). It WAS fun and exhilarating and worth every hour of the drive over to Columbus, OH. If you ever get the chance to experience this conference, come! Thanks to all the wonderful teachers who stopped by our booth!