Adolescent Literacy, 4-12 is a national multimedia project with information and resources for parents and educators. The main goal of the site is to give parents and educators the practical, concrete information they need to help students from grades 4–12 to become better readers and writers and consequently more successful. offers research-based articles, instructional material for classroom teachers including instructional clips of teachers in the classroom, tips for parents, book recommendations, exclusive interviews with top authors, and a free, monthly e-newsletter called Word Up! This site also includes an exclusive blog called The MashUp and an Ask the Expert forum. Some of the first author interviews on the site include authors Jack Gantos (Joey Pigza books), Lois Lowry (The Giver), and Christopher Paul Curtis (Bud, Not Buddy), and Brian Selznick (The Invention of Hugo Cabret), with many more to come.