LARRY SWARTZ is an instructor in literacy as well as dramatic arts at the Ontario
Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto. He has been an educator for
over thirty-six years and is well known for his use of childrens literature to help young
people grow as readers, writers, and citizens of the world. As a classroom teacher,
consultant, author, and speaker, Larry has shared his enthusiasm and expertise with
teachers, administrators, teacher-librarians, and parents throughout Canada, the United
States, and Asia. He is the author of several teacher resource publications.