It's always a joy to chat with author Rebecca Petruck! Her book, Boy Bites Bug, is a Louisiana Young Readers' Choice Award Nominee this year and one of our Battle of the Books selection. She spoke to us about researching her book, the practice of entomophagy (the practice of eating bugs), and even agot Coach Hodges to eat some bugs!
On December 3rd, our school was visited by THE Jason Reynolds! Over 700 students in 30 classrooms watched as our student ambassadors Jayse and Meridia interviewed Mr. Reynolds. He discussed his "Grab the Mic: Tell Your Story" campaign and told us what it is like being the Library of Congress National Ambassador for Young People's Literature.
On November 20th, our students visited with author Pablo Cartaya! He took us on his author journey from childhood to acting to deciding to write his own stories and share his experiences as a 1st generation Cuban-American. He discussed his name, the history of his name, and why names and cultural identify is so important. His book, Marcus Vega Doesn't Speak Spanish, is a LA Young Readers' Choice nominee and one of our Battle of the Books selections and all of his middle grade books are available in our library for checkout or purchase them below.