Big thanks to Ms. Hird for inviting me to talk to her seventh graders. I learned all kinds of stuff from you guys! Here’s a list of the titles that I talked about:
Click Here (to Find Out How I Survived the Seventh Grade) by Denise Vega
The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier
Swallowing Stones by Joyce Macdonald
Code Orange by Caroline Cooney
Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne
Thanks again–and to Garrett: there are worse things than ripping your pants, but I’m hard-pressed to find them. You win the prize!