Cyndi Giorgis is an avid reader of books for children and young adults. She has served on the Newbery, Caldecott, and Geisel Award Committees and is currently a member of the Pura Belpre Committee. Cyndi has also been a member of and is currently chairing NCTE’s Orbis Pictus Award for Outstanding Nonfiction Committee. She enjoys reading aloud stories in elementary classrooms and experiencing the joy of children’s responses to books. Cyndi also writes books, articles, and curriculum guides that highlight effective strategies for sharing literature with children.