Schooled Has Arrived at Brookside

Read It Forward for Fun and Prizes

Last Friday kicked off our school-wide read of the book Schooled by Gordon Korman. It tells the story of Cap Anderson, a boy raised by his grandmother Rain on an old hippie commune. When Rain injures herself, Cap has to stay with a temporary foster family and attend public school for the first time in his life. Middle school! The teachers and students at Brookside had fun with the kickoff. If you did not receive a book then, be on the lookout for a copy from friends, classmates, and teachers!

Who Is Gordon Korman Anyway?

A Brief Gordon Korman Biography

Gordon Korman was born October 23, 1963 in Montreal, Quebec in Canada. He wrote his first book, This Can't be Happening at Macdonald Hall when he was 12 years old for a coach who suddenly found himself teaching 7th grade English … he later took that episode and created a book out of it, as well, in the Sixth Grade Nickname Game, where Mr. Huge was based on that 7th grade teacher.

His first book found a home with Scholastic, who also published his next 20 or so books, including six more Bruno and Boots titles, and several award winning young adult titles, among them my personal favorite, Son of Interflux. Scholastic still publishes many of Gordon's titles, though Hyperion Press is also now printing some of Gordon's stories.

Gordon eventually made one of his homes in New York City, where he studied film and film writing. While in New York, he also met his future wife, and they eventually married -- they now have three children. He now lives on Long Island, outside of New York City, has approximately 70 books to his credit, and is currently contracted for several more.

(From "Gordon Korman Biography"

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