by: Paul Langan
Darrell goes to the supermarket and meets a girl named Amberlynn. When he is walking around the town he meets some bad guys, one is named Tyray. Tyray is like the boys' leader. They harass Darrell alot. They start taking lunch money and doing all sorts of mean things.
Darrell asks Mr. Mitchell for help and he gave Darrell, "Hatchet". Darrell read the book and it changed his perspective on his bullying problem. After reading the book he decides to join the wrestling team. That is defiantly a confidence booster.
Darrell goes to the Freshman Dance to see Amberlynn. He hangs out with her for a while. Tyray comes and takes Darrell to the bathroom to beat him up. After beating on Darrell for a good while Tyray and his buds shove Darrell's face into the trashcan.
The next day at school Darrell fights Tyray at lunch. Tyray goes to the nurse with a broken wrist and Darrell walks of with confidence.
He had had many different jobs that inspired him to write novels. In 1991 he started attending La Salle University, where he took creative writing classes and would receive a B.A. in English. Paul live with international students and went to a roommate's home in Kenya. He became a prison tutor and decided to write.
After collage he worked for a non-profit organization. Later he joined the Townsend Press as the Assistant Editor. After helping write several of their textbooks and teaching collage English he decided to use his creativeness to write the Bluford series. He has edited the all of the book in the series and authored or coauthored five of the ten books, including The Bully, Brothers in Arms and The Gun.
Most recently he has earned his master 's degree in education from the University of Pennsylvania.
Paul Langan's bio [text] http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/contributor/paul-langan October 15, 2015
Paul Langan [image]. http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/03/29/behind-books-for-urban-students-an-unlikely-author/ October 16, 2015
Dork Diaries [video] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aSgnXEpWeK4 October 16, 2015