Looking Back #23: Betabrain

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.

They wrote:

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 #10: Hicklebee’s

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

Looking Back #22: Mrs. Petersen