Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Giveaway: Zack Delacruz: Me and My Big Mouth by Jeff Anderson

I have mad respect and love for Jeff Anderson. His teaching books Mechanically Inclined, Everyday Editing, and 10 Things Every Writer Needs to Know hold a place of honor on my bookshelf and in my heart because I use his practical teaching methods so frequently.

I was elated when Jeff told me at the NCTE Annual Convention last year that he was writing a middle grade novel. Given that Jeff was a middle school teacher for so many years, I love that he has transitioned from writing professional texts for teachers to middle grade fiction for kids. It just makes my heart happy.

And after you watch this book trailer/interview with Jeff, I think it will make your heart happy too.

And then you'll definitely want to win a copy of his new book, out in stores now:

Zack Delacruz: Me and my Big Mouth by Jeff Anderson
Published: August 4, 2015
Publisher: Sterling Children's Books
Pages: 176
Genre: Realistic Fiction
Audience: Middle Grade
Disclosure: Finished copy provided by publisher

 Goodreads Summary:
Zack Delacruz is unnoticed at his middle school—and that’s just the way he likes it. But a school assembly, a typhoon of spit, and an uncharacteristic moment of bravery are all it takes to change everything. Suddenly Zack is in charge of the class fundraiser. Worse, his partner is the school’s biggest bully! If they don’t sell all the chocolate bars, there will be no dance for the sixth grade.  Zack never wanted to be a hero, but with his classmates’ hopes on the line, can he save the day? 


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This giveaway is cross posted to my teaching blog, Use Your Outside Voice


  1. awesome giveaway! Jeff Anderson rocks!

  2. This looks like an awesome book and I'm really looking forward to sharing it with my students. Thanks for the opportunity to win one for my class.

  3. Jeff Anderson has an amazing sense of humor and I would love to see how that influences the characters he's created in the world he knows so well. Middle school is a precious time, that I didn't necessarily appreciate while I had the privilege of teaching 7th and 8th grade. I would love to win this novel!

  4. Oh, I heard about this book from Meredith Mundy! Sounds great!

  5. I'm a MS Teacher Librarian with lots and lots of kids to share this book with!

  6. I can't wait to read this one and booktalk with my Ss.

  7. I think my niece would enjoy reading this book.

  8. I'm a MS teacher and I think my kids would love this book!