A Fabulous Friday and a Surprise!

Hello!

I wanted to write a brief post to share with you one of the happenings in my middle school History classroom. This past week, I shared with students the story of Henry Box Brown, a slave who mailed himself to freedom. In the photo below, the tape on the floor represents the dimensions of the Henry's box. Here, a student tries to become small enough to fit into a square the same size as Henry's box a cramped five feet, ten inches. Henry had a 27-hour journey to get to freedom. History comes alive in Mrs. Tweedt's classroom!



Now for the surprise! My book, A Lady for the Lawman, has been chosen as a finalist for this year's Grace Award in the category Action/Adventure/Western/Epic Fiction. Wow! I am so honored and excited! You can get more details about the Grace Award and other books named as finalists here: https://graceawardsdotorg.wordpress.com/2016/03/22/andthe-grace-awards-2015-finalists-are/

Happy Easter,
~J

Comments

  1. That is a terrific way to make history come alive for your students, Jewell! Neat idea!

    Congratulations on the award nomination! I am so glad your book is getting recognition --- you deserve it!

    Nancy Wright

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