Can you handle the truth/Find the fib was one of may favorite games to play with my students. I’d separate them into groups of five and ask each person to write two truths and one lie about themselves. Everyone in the group would have to guess the lie. We all learned a little more about each other and the game helped the quiet kids gather courage to speak.
Jamie Ayers is celebrating the release of her second book 18 Truths by hosting a Can you handle the truth blogfest!
Here’s how it’s played
Ready? Find the Fib! I’m going waaay back to my days in LA.
Congratulations to Jamie Ayers! Her YA novel 18 Truths will be out January 28th!
And the answer is…
#3 I wasn’t in Tom Petty’s video. I watched it being filmed at the Westside Pavilion—the place where I had my first job upon arriving in L.A. I was 19! Eeek! I would have gladly rode down the escalator all day instead of folding clothes at The Gap.
K.D. Rausin is a former teacher living in sunny Cape Coral, Florida. MYSTIC, her middle grade fantasy, and Elle & Buddy, her picture book, both feature strong female protagonists who use wheelchairs. Both books were inspired by her daughter, Arielle Rausin.
K.D. Rausin is a former teacher living in sunny Cape Coral, Florida. MYSTIC, her middle grade fantasy, and Elle & Buddy, her picture book, feature strong female protagonists who use wheelchairs. Both books were inspired by her daughter, Arielle Rausin.
Lina is just like any other fifteen-year-old Lithuanian girl in 1941. She paints, she draws, she gets crushes on boys. Until one night when Soviet officers barge into her home, tearing her family from the comfortable life they've known. Separated from her father, forced onto a crowded and dirty train car, Lina, her mother, and her young brother slowly make their way north, crossing the Arctic Circle, to a work camp in the coldest reaches of Siberia. Here they are forced, under Stalin's orders, to dig for beets and fight for their lives under the cruelest of conditions.
Lina finds solace in her art, meticulously--and at great risk--documenting events by drawing, hoping these messages will make their way to her father's prison camp to let him know they are still alive. It is a long and harrowing journey, spanning years and covering 6,500 miles, but it is through incredible strength, love, and hope that Lina ultimately survives. Between Shades of Gray is a novel that will steal your breath and capture your heart.