The role of the Literacy Specialist is one that endures constant evolution and change. As the author digs deeper into the notion that a Literacy Specialist enables teachers to think reflectively, she finds that relationships play an integral part in the effectiveness of the Literacy Specialist. As a Literacy Specialist, she works with many teachers. With one teacher, Toni, she worked hard to build a foundation of trust and a positive relationship that allowed for constant collaboration. They re-envisioned their working relationship as a partnership and a learning opportunity for both of them. They share certain beliefs about maintaining a classroom that encourages success. Their goals as teachers are to show students how the information they learn in school really does impact their lives outside of school and to provide students a chance to take on other people's perspectives all over the world through books.