Visiting Author Kicks off ‘Big Read’

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To get middle school students excited about this year’s “Big Read,” the school invited New York Times bestselling author Adam Gidwitz to speak with students and work with them through writing workshops during the month of January.

Mr. Gidwitz’s book, “The Inquisitor’s Tale” will serve as the school’s “Big Read” book. The annual event aims to engage students in reading by inspiring them through active discussions about the selected book.

During an interactive assembly on Jan. 25, the students were introduced to Mr. Gidwitz and learned the history surrounding “The inquisitor’s Tale.” They will now work closely with the author through several writer’s workshops to learn more about short story structure as they begin to pen their own masterpieces.