Fifth graders participating in our school book club, Lit Masters, had the special opportunity to Skype with Dori Hillestad Butler, the author of the book that they recently read, The Truth About Truman School. The Truth About Truman School tells the story of a school that has a problem with cyberbullying. The book is told through different points of view and ultimately shows how cyberbullying affects multiple characters. During our Skype visit with Butler, students were able to ask all of their unanswered questions including why she chose to end the story the way that she did and where she got her inspiration for the characters. Students also were curious about Butler's background, how she felt about writing as a child, and what advice she had for aspiring writers. It was a special opportunity indeed as these students were able to get inside the mind of the writer of a book that they enjoyed. View some pictures from our experience below.
A very special thank you goes to Dori Hillestad Butler for taking the time to talk with us and share her passion for writing.