I need to do better with updating blog posts on the classroom site! BOTH parents and students, please leave a comment about what you're reading, too!
This is a meme started by Teach Mentor Texts , and I participate every week, along with many other bloggers, in reviewing kids' books I read the previous week.
Lots of people have recommended this book, and it was an award winner at the ALA Youth Media Awards, and now I know why! The humor, courage, and resiliency of the narrator, 13-yr-old Nate Foster, make you cheer for him all the way through the story. It takes a lot of hutzpah to run away to Broadway all by yourself, but Nate chases the dream of landing a part in a musical in the Big Apple by doing just that. He tries out for E.T.: The Musical, and his best friend, Libby, always in his corner, covers for him back home. There are some mature themes, so this book isn't for everybody, but it addresses things like bullying. He shows us how people can hurt each other, but he also shows us how people can be strong and forgiving. Beware - you'll need to go out and get Five, Six, Seven, Nate right away because it ends on a cliffhanger! You should have seen the look on Paige's when I handed the second one to her last week. She couldn't wait to read what happened!
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