Spirit of Reading 2013-2014

The Alaska Spirit of Reading is a statewide book discussion program which this year is featuring the works of J. (Joseph) Torres, a Canadian comic book writer and former ESL teacher.

J. Torres

How Does It Work?

Joseph Torres's books are available for lending from the Spirit of Reading Program. Once you are finished with the book sets, we will ask you to send them on to another site.

Please contact us at mail@akspiritofreading.com to reserve a lending book set.

Several exciting activities, including an author visit, are being planned for participating sites. Rural students will be able to participate in statewide radio call-in and teleconference programs with the author.

Email: mail@akspiritofreading.com
Phone: 907-752-7323


We are developing a schedule at this time. Current plans have Mr. Torres presenting at the Alaska Library Association conference in March and visiting schools and libraries in southeast Alaska, Kodiak, and Anchorage during his time here.

Author Audioconference

The Spirit of Reading program will hold an audioconference for remote schools some time this school year.

Author Videoconference

Please consider having your students participate in a videoconference session with the author.

Talk of Alaska

We are working to have Mr. Torres appear statewide on The Talk of Alaska.


Copy of 2012 Grant

The Alaska Spirit of Reading program is made possible through the support of the Alaska Association of School Librarians and an Interlibrary Cooperation Grant from the Alaska State Library and the Institute of Museum and Library Services.