We had the great honor of having the author, Jennifer Nielsen, come visit our school and talk to our fourth and fifth grade students.
She has a New York Times best-seller, The False Prince. She gave us a quick synopsis. Sounds fabulous. Glad I bought it.
She also told us about Mark of the Thief and Scourge. Quite a few of my kids said they were especially interested in Scourge! I need to expand my class library...quick!She is such an inspirational speaker. She had a Powerpoint presentation.
My kids were enthralled! She came because the Scholastic rep saw how excited my kids were about the book A Night Divided. She organized it all. Thank you!! Thank you!! We can't thank Scholastic enough!
Here is a map showing how Germany was divided after WW2. Some images from the wall. Images of Gerta and Fritz from A Night Divided.
Here I am with Jennifer Nielsen! I'm such a book/author groupie! It was awesome!!!!
She signed books for all of us. Teachers, kids, everyone! A lot of us had purchased books so that we could get a personalized copy!
My signed copy!!!!
What a great opportunity for my kids. To hear a real author in person and hear about her writing process. They learned more about the background of A Night Divided and how she came to write this particular book. If you get a chance at an author visit from her, jump on it!!