Nov 19, 2012

Badger State recap Part 3: Illinois!*

On Tuesday, November 13 I was hosted by two schools in the Chicago suburbs: Timber Ridge Middle School in Plainfield and Brooks Middle School in Bolingbrook.

At both schools I talked to awesome, enthusiastic sixth graders and their teachers about writing, revising, and publishing The Brixen Witch. 

At Timber Ridge, I was made an honorary Wolf (go Wolves!), and met lots of smart readers and aspiring writers. 

(above photo courtesy of Brooks Middle School)

At Brooks, I was treated to a Chicago dog (of course!), and met another bunch of kids who are passionate about books and reading.

The kids at both schools asked awesome questions, which proves how intelligent they are, and how much they love books and words and learning. It also proves what great teachers, parents, and librarians they have. And how lucky I was to meet them all!

Special thanks to library media specialists Cathy Askelund and Alan Holtz, and to Anderson's Bookshop for making the day possible.

*OK, Illinois is not the Badger State. But I visited as part of my Wisconsin trip, so... you know.

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