About Us

In2Books is a literacy-based eMentoring program that connects caring adult volunteers with 3rd-5th grade students from schools across the nation.

From October to June, students and their adult pen pals read up to five intriguing books selected by the students and exchange ideas about the important issues in the books via online letters. Children think more deeply about what they read and work harder on their writing skills when they are engaged in an authentic dialogue with an adult role model.

Meet the In2Books Team

NINA ZOLT

Founder, In2Books;
Founder ePals, Inc.

partners@corp.epals.com
Favorite children’s book:
Miss Rumphius by
Barbara Cooney
Nina Zolt is the Co-Chair, Co-Founder and Chief Learning Officer at ePals Inc. Her work in education has focused on improving learning opportunities for all students in a digital age. She has extensive experience as an entertainment lawyer, digital media executive, and designer of digital learning products. She created In2Books, ePals’ flagship common core eMentoring program in 1998. She served as a member of the Washington D.C. Advisory Board of Directors for Teach for America (2000-2011) and the Board of Trustees of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching (2004-2010). She also served as an Advisory Board Member for the International Reading Association (2008-2010). She is the lead author of the In2Books Genre Guides and a co-author of Getting Children In2Books: Engagement in Authentic Reading, Writing and Thinking (Phi Delta Kappan, 2007). She received an honorary doctorate from National-Louis University in 2004. She has an A.B. from the University of Pennsylvania and a J.D. from Boston University School of Law.

 

PENNY CRANE

In2Books Program Manager
partners@corp.epals.com
Favorite children’s book:
Charlotte’s Web by
E.B. White
REBECCA OLIEN 

Director of Education
and Teacher Community
 
partners@corp.epals.com
Favorite children’s book:
Partners in Grime by
Barbara Park