Rockwood South Middle School
Answering questions after my presentation
Hello, RSMS Students!
We had a great time recently! I spoke to each grade andI was introduced by some very kind helpers before each presentation.
For the sixth and seventh grades, I spoke about how I became a writer and why research and writing are very exciting. I shared my first story about green-eyed monsters. Then I decribed some of the books I've written, including Bodies from the Bog, Bodies from the Ash, and Bodies from the Ice.
For eighth grade, I spoke about my most recent book, The Prisoners of Breendonk: Personal Histories from a World War II Concentration Camp. I gave an overview of what life was like for prisoners in this Belgian prison camp and how I ended up writing the book. I told the story of Albertine de Houwer's doll (made by her imprisoned mother from her underclothes, before she was transported to Auschwitz). For a look at another prisoner whose story is told in the book, you might be interested in Israel Neumann.
FInally, I had a "meet and greet" with a number of students in the library. We had a great time talking about writing and publishing!
I want to thank Mrs. Griffard, your excellent librarian, for planning and arranging the day!