Thursday, August 8, 2013

Gary D. Schmidt


I have had the pleasure to once again hear Gary Schmidt talk about his writing and how he shares his passion and talent with kids. This guy just knows how to tell a story to any audience and have them inhaling every syllable that is released from his heart and soul. A talented writer who writes books that make you want to slow down your reading a few pages in ; already dreading the moment when you finish a book and have to live without the characters you are deeply invested in, and a setting you feel part of, as if you are there yourself. All his books are winners, but I will say that Okay for Now is in my top 10 favorite books read. I'd love to know what you thought of it or if anyone is using this book with students? It would make an ideal book club read or a present to a middle school or older reader in your life who is always up for a new book to read and love!

He does have an educator's guide off his website too...
http://www.hmhbooks.com/schmidt/okayfornow.html#events

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