Yesterday, the amazing Jordan Sonnenblick spoke to kids at my school. The kids adored him! The teachers adored him! The, um, librarian adored him! Before he left, he graciously granted me a video interview. And he played a snare drum for us between presentations. So, here it is! Jordan Sonnenblick on writing and playing the drums. (And Jordan, please forgive my amateur videography skills.) I hope you all enjoy it.
Librarians, if you are looking for a great author visit for your kiddos, pick Jordan. You can email him at JordanSonnenblick@rcn.com. And buy his books!
- Drums, Girls & Dangerous Pie
- Notes from the Midnight Driver
- Zen and the Art of Faking It
- After Ever After
- Dodger and Me series
Buy them all for your library or even for someone you love this Christmas, especially a kid who's going through a rough time--an illness, a mistake, a new school. That kid will find new hope in the pages of these amazing books. And if that kid is lucky enough to be trouble free, then he'll (she'll) see those kids who are troubled in a new way. Seriously, go shopping.
[tweetmeme source="JanetTrumble" only_single=false][A quick note to author James Howe: Jim, you know you're my number one! But Jordan played the freaking drums. And he wore an awesome purple shirt to bring attention to the problem of bullying in our schools and as a tribute to those kids who succumbed to it. But he didn't have an earring, so you know, I still love you best. xxxooo]