Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Another Fun No-Fee Skype With a Class

I just wanted to give a big thank you for skyping with our class in Brick, NJ, last week.  The students were excited about skyping with you, and they enjoyed every minute of it.  There were some other language arts teachers in the room and the principal, and they were all very impressed.  In the students’ end of the year reading survey, many of the listed you as a favorite author and named your books as ones they have read multiple times.  This shows a huge shift from their beginning of the year survey.  Thank you for helping our students down the road to becoming lifelong readers.  I hope we can do this again next year.  Have a great day.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Feedback From Another No-Fee Skype

Thank you so much for Skyping with us this morning. The students truly enjoyed the experience! I will certainly be in touch with you again, as I plan to read Give a Boy a Gun next year with my 8th grade honors students.
It was an absolute pleasure!
Mrs. Amanda Steele
English Department

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

What Give A Boy A Gun means to one young man

  Hi my name is Alex …. and in the beginning of the year I had picked up your book Give A Boy A Gun. As I read your book tears filled my eyes. I think everyone's had that one little experience being bullied. Last year I got picked on a lot because of my size, having glasses, and braces. But not everyone's experience was as tough as the characters in your book... I hope you realize this book has effected many people, in various ways. But mostly it has helped me. It has helped me realize that peoples situations are much worse than mine, and I can get through things. Last year I also got diagnosed with children's arthritis, and was constantly made fun of because of that. I constantly cried, and thought my life was the worst. But then, I read your book. Give A Boy A Gun has inspired me, entertained me, made me cry…. Most of all thank you for writing, inspiring, and helping people by writing Give A Boy A Gun.

Friday, May 18, 2012

A nice note from a teacher regarding If I Grow Up

Hello, Mr. Strasser!
I want to thank you for your amazing books. I teach a reading intervention class to 9th graders and one of my students is reading If I Grow Up. He is a student who has struggled this year and yesterday, as he was reading your book, he told another student, "This book be so good! I could read for hours!" It was music to my ears!

-Amanda Peller
Lakota West Freshman School

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Another No-Fee Skype ... this time 3rd graders

Hi Todd,

Just wanted to say thanks again for the great Skype Session!  The kids loved their time talking with you and all of your books are checked out of the library!

Thanks again!

Dan Snyderman
3rd Grade Teacher

Thursday, May 10, 2012

From a Visit to a Bronx High School

I got an honorary sweatshirt!

Monday, May 7, 2012

If I Grow Up goes into 6th printing

 This one's selling nicely. Very pleasing.