I’m counting down to the publication of The Unbreakable Code with highlights from the past two years since Book Scavenger was published. So much has happened in such a short time, and I’ve been so busy trying to keep up, that I’ve neglected to share many of the big and small moments. So here we go, in no particular order . . .
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I love hearing from teachers and librarians when Book Scavenger has inspired their curriculum or class projects, so when an educator wrote to tell me Book Scavenger was incorporated into their school district’s annual betabrain S.T.E.M. (science, technology, engineering, and math) event–making it a S.T.E.A.M event with the addition of art–I was thrilled.
Thank you for the hours and hours you put into creating Book Scavenger! Our betabrain planning committee used it as our inspiration for our S.T.E.A.M. (science, technology, engineering, art & math) event for students in grades 6-12. Book Scavenger was the perfect way to pull literacy into STEAM!
Our betabrain mission is “to provide an innovative, high quality STEAM experience for any and every interested student.” We were reminded of the importance of our mission this year when an 11-year old 6th grader took two different public buses to get to Betabrain at 9AM on a Saturday morning.”
They shared this video with me to show what Book Scavenger inspired them to create.
In case you missed it:
Looking Back #1: Re-visiting my alma maters
Looking Back #2: Meeting my editor
Looking Back #3: Meeting Ann M. Martin
Looking Back #4: A Memorable San Francisco Trip
Looking Back #5: Steves and pencils
Looking Back #6: Atlanta Book Group
Looking Back #7: A Story Behind the Story
Looking Back #8: Battle of the Books
Looking Back #9: Detective Day
Looking Back #11: All School Read
Looking Back #12: Launching the Game
Looking Back #13: Book Scavenger Launch Parties
Looking Back #14: Book Scavenger Walking Tour
Looking Back #15: Book Scavenger Birthday Party
Looking Back #16: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Ferry Building
Looking Back #17: San Francisco ALA Book Hunt
Looking Back #18: Youth One Book One Denver
Looking Back #19: Musical Cryptogram
Looking Back #20: A Dream-Come-True Day
Looking Back #21: Paperback Tour