What is “home?” Is it the place where we live? Or is it more than that?
It started with this conversation and, then, the two authors learned that the theme of home can be found in many middle grade books, just as young readers begin to discover themselves and the world around them.
So, throughout September, 16 amazing middle grade authors will share thoughts and photos about what home means to them and how it plays a role in their books.
Teachers, we’re inviting you and your classrooms to join us!
Think about what makes a home—then share it on social media using the hashtag #HomeToMe.
Here’s the fun part: #HomeToMe ends in a MASSIVE GIVEAWAY! 16 randomly selected educators will win one 10-15 minute author Skype call from one of our 16 authors, plus one signed copy of their book.
To enter, tell or show us what home means to you or your students on Twitter or Instagram by September 28th. Make sure to tag your posts with #HomeToMe. Winners will be announced the first week of October. (Contest open to US only.)
We can’t wait to hear what homes means to you!
Here are the authors and books participating. Follow along with us!
Cindy Baldwin, author of Where the Watermelons Grow
Ann Braden, author of The Benefits of Being an Octopus
Twitter and IG: @annbradenbooks
Samantha Clark, author of The Boy, The Boat, and the Beast
Twitter and IG: @samclarkwrites
Marie Miranda Cruz, author of Everlasting Nora
Lauren Abbey Greenberg, author of The Battle of Junk Mountain
Ben Langhinrichs, author of Danger Tastes Dreadful
Henry Lien, author of Peasprout Chen: Legend of Skate and Sword
Twitter and IG: @HenryLienAuthor
Diane Magras, author of The MadWolf’s Daughter
Twitter and IG: @dianemagras
Brad McLelland, coauthor of The Legends of Lost Causes
Anna Meriano, author of Love Sugar Magic: A Dash of Trouble
Twitter and IG: @annamisboring
Victoria Piontek, author of The Spirit of Cattail County
Mae Respicio, author of The House that Lou Built
K.A. Reynolds, author of The Land of Yesterday
Twitter and IG: @KrisRey19
Melissa Sarno, author of Just Under the Clouds
Twitter and IG: @melissasarno
Jeff Seymour, author of Nadya Skylung and the Cloudship Rescue
Twitter and IG: @realjeffseymour
Melanie Sumrow, author of The Prophet Calls
Twitter and IG: @melaniesumrow