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
Genre: Realistic Fiction
Audience: Middle Grade
Disclosure: Finished copy provided by publisher
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