Tuesday, May 3, 2011

The Jacket

Join us Wednesday, March 4 at 7 p.m. for Great Reads for Girls in the library basement.

We will be discussing Andrew Clements' book, The Jacket.

Boys are invited!!!

When Phil sees another kid wearing his brother's jacket, he assumes the jacket was stolen. It turns out he was wrong, and Phil has to ask himself the question: Would he have made the same assumption if the boy wearing the jacket hadn't been African American? And that question leads to others that reveal some unsettling truths about Phil's neighborhood, his family, and even himself.
Andrew Clements worked as a teacher for seven years before beginning his literary career. He has written many books for children, but his most famous book is Frindle, which won many awards. He lives in Massachusetts with his wife. 
Clements writes in this small shed, seventy feet from his back door. There are no distraction--no phone, no TV, no email.
Learn more about Andrew Clements and his books at his website {here}.

Clements discusses his writing and the inspiration for his new series Benjamin Pratt and the Keepers of the School:

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