Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Nationally-known author Neal Shusterman speaks to NJHS, advanced reading students

EMS Journalism Editor
 Well known author Neal Shusterman spoke to Joplin students, including EMS National Junior Honor Society and eighth grade advanced reading class Feb. 28 at South Middle School.

 The students, who were accompanied by Mrs. Kathy Howerton, Mrs. Tina Guiles, Ms. Julie Yonkers, and Mrs. Bonnie Turner, had the opportunity to listen to Mr Shusterman talk about his career and how it came to be. He gave information about his novels and what made a good writer, including tips for the students and his many inspirations for writing. Students had the chance to ask questions and have their copies of his books signed.

 Mr. Shusterman's novels include Unwind, Everlost, and The Schwa Was Here. In one of his books, Unwind, he actually mentions the city of Joplin. This was one of his mamy reasons for coming to visitthe students at our town. For both South and East middle schools, the experience was truly unforgettable and inspiring to future authors.
(Video by Amy Koch)

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