Justin Stygles has served readers as an intermediate and middle grades teacher for nineteen years. For many years he taught grades 4-6 in rural and coastal Maine schools. His other experiences include working in summer literacy programs in rural, suburban, and private schools. He currently teaches fourth grade in Portland, Maine. Justin is from a military background and graduated with an associate degree in harness racing before becoming an educator. He’s served on committees with the International Literacy Association and National Council of Teachers of English. Previous publications include articles Literacy Today, Voices from the Middle, and Hoof Beats. I Hate Reading is his first professional book.