May 7, 2015
Every year I visit Chickering Elementary School in Dover, Massachusetts, and do a week-long writing residency with their fifth-grade students. This year, some of the student reporters asked if they could interview me for broadcast on the school radio station: Chickering Student Radio. The students—Abby, Alina, Rebekka, Beck, Calden, Cyrus, and Matt—did a great job asking thoughtful, engaging, illuminating questions. They were real pros! You can listen to the full interview here.
May 6, 2015
The good folks at Wondermore are launching a fun campaign, asking authors to spotlight a book that has made them think by posting a photo with the lead in line: "I'm a Wondermore author. A book that made me wonder more..." I chose NEW SHOES, written by Susan Lynn Meyer and illustrated be Eric Velasquez, which explores Jim Crow laws during the 1950s. Wondermore is asking authors to pass along the message: Wondermore ignites a love of reading by sponsoring author visits to under-served Boston schools. Help them raise $10K in the next 10 days. Donate here http://www.wondermoreboston.org/support-wondermore/. It's a great cause, and I hope you'll send them some money and think about the ways that books open the world a little wider and make you think.