Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Skyping with G. Neri

Our "photo" with author G. Neri
G. Neri, author of the Texas Bluebonnet Award nominee Ghetto Cowboy, was kind enough to Skype with a group of 4th grade boys who are currently reading the book as part of our Book Club.  They asked him lots of insightful questions despite being starstruck by the author of this wonderful book, and he was so gracious and kind to spend his time with us.

He told us that he's currently working on three upcoming projects- a picture book, a novel AND a graphic novel.  We can't wait to check those out. Mr. Neri told us about his swap from a filmmaker to an author, and why he thinks it goes a little faster that way.  He also mentioned his amazing book
Hello, I'm Johnny Cash that came out a few months ago.  I ordered it a couple weeks ago and it's amazing.  We've already got a line of kids that have it on hold.  

Check out this video for a tiny snipped of our conversation.  Thanks so much, G. Neri, for talking with us.  It meant a lot to our students to have this experience, and we learned a lot about writing from one of the best in the world!

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