In May, Leslie Kilbourn’s 8th grade Language Arts class received a big surprise in the mail — two dozen copies of the paperback version of The Water Seeker (pictured above).
These Deer Park Junior High School students had a direct impact on the design of the paperback’s cover! Author Kimberly Willis Holt had visited the classroom several months earlier, where the students confessed their love for The Water Seeker and discussed the upcoming publication of the paperback version — pointing out that something important to the story was missing from the cover mockup Holt shared. Can you guess what it was?
Kilbourn and class were so excited to receive the books that she wrote a thank you note to the author, with the picture above.
THANK YOU, Ms. Kilbourn! Teachers getting students excited about reading AND talking about what they read makes our day.