I got to attend a really cool party in Chicago this summer. It was a book launch for Kwame Alexander and Mary Rand Hess. It happened on a large boat at Navy Pier. The night was pretty amazing. We got to hear poetry and music and eat delicious food. We also got to see Chicago from the boat. Another really cool thing though was meeting Maxwell Surprenant. He's a Kid Reporter for Scholastic News. He gets to go to all kinds of events to interview people all over the country. What a cool job to have. Kid Reporters are 10-14 years old and have to apply for the job. They get to meet people who are doing all kinds of interesting things. They also have to write about it later. Here's what Maxwell wrote about the book launch - Kwame Alexander Launches Solo. To learn more about Maxwell and what it's like to be a Kid Reporter, read this article, Scholastic Kids News Reporter Talks About His Job.
Mrs. Brunelle and fourth and fifth grade students manage this blog. We are crazy about books!