Wonder Wednesday - Come with Me
*I first had contact with Holly McGhee with I read her novel Matylda, Bright & Tender last year.
*After reading it myself, I chose it for my Breakfast with Books book club.
*We then met in person during ALA in Chicago. It was an honor to meet her and have a chance to talk in person.
*When I learned that she had a picture book coming out, I was quite excited. She was gracious and sent me a copy of it. It is a beautiful story of the human spirit in the wake of tragedy.
*I used this picture book as a mentor text with my fourth grade writers this fall. After sharing the story with my class, each writer wrote their own version of it and/or created a fiction story called "Come with Me".
*We were lucky enough to spend some time with Holly via Skype. The students had the chance to share their comments, ask questions, and some read their writing to the author.
*Here is a look at our first Skype of the year...