||Part I : Creating an open invitation for all. Reading multiculturally, globally, and critically in literacy education : books as messengers for diversity / Barbara A. Lehman -- Creating independent readers : the role of reading aloud and sustained silent reading / Teri S. Lesesne, Lauren Aimonette Liang, and Adrienne Lowe -- Addressing "struggle" " strengthening the literary bonds between children and books / Jennifer M. Graff -- Part II : Inviting students with the arts. Racially diverse children's literature and arts education / Alan R. Bailey and Jonda C. McNair -- "Can we play this story?" : story based process drama with language learners / Erin Greeter and Nancy Roser -- Picturebook as art object : developing art appreciation through speculative pondering / Cyndi Giorgis -- Part III : Inviting students with specific genres and special formats. Biographical pictureboks are winning awards and teachers' and students' attention / Deborah A. Wooten and Katie M. Rowe -- "Really reading" and really responding " response and deep understanding with transitional readers / Lauren Aimonette Liang and Adrienne Lowe -- Comics in the classroom : using graphic novels for content learning / Stergios Botzakis -- To develop proficiency and engagement, give series books to novice readers! / Anne McGill-Franzen and Natalia Ward -- "It was like Marc was my friend" : how visible authors of nonfiction reach out to their readers and how readers can respond / Marc Aronson and Myra Zarnowski -- Creating a community of poetry enthusiasts / David L. Harrison -- Part IV : Resources to help you continue the invitation. Where do we go from here? : resources to connect, engage, and inspire / James W. Stiles and Thomas Crisp.