#GRABridge Contest

Having #TheBridgeHome chosen for the global read aloud means the world to me!

If you haven’t already, please:

  • sign up to follow this website and follow my twitter (or ig / fb) feed to stay updated
  • leave me questions by THURSDAY 5:00 p.m. United States Eastern Standard Time (at the very latest; preferably by Wednesday 5:00 p.m.)
  • you will need to click “recent posts” and then you’ll be redirected to a screen and if you scroll down to the bottom you’ll see a box where you can leave me questions
  • remember to leave your school name, state and country after the question
  • and I’ll do my very best to post weekly videos by Friday afternoon, my time, with answers to as many questions as possible, starting with GENERAL questions (on process or Indian culture etc.) this week.

I’m also thrilled to announce that Pernille Ripp and her class have very kindly volunteered to judge a contest! Details below.


Preliminary Contest Information (more details to come soon):

  1. Create a poster with words and artwork, inspired by a social justice theme addressed in The Bridge Home. You may, for example, address hunger (but it could be hunger in your community, not necessarily in India), or homelessness, or child labor, or domestic violence, or access to education – anything that moves you enough that you’d like to increase awareness of.
  2. Take a photograph of the poster and send it to us (more precise info on how and where to submit will come soon).
  3. Provide us with your name, class (grade level) and school address.
  4. The likely cut off date for submissions will be around 15 October or roughly mid-way through the global read aloud.
  5. The prize will be a free 40 minute Skype visit by the author.

Note that this is the last Skype visit opportunity this fall, and my Skype calendar is now closed for this fall (but will reopen again next spring – so be on the lookout for an announcement on this website and twitter and ig).

Finally, if you are having trouble accessing my files, it is likely that your school’s administrator does not allow it. Sharing is open at my end, and all who click on my links should be able to see the resources I have created.

To prevent unnecessary disappointment, you may have to download the files ahead of time to your device and show them to your students the next day. Many thanks for choosing to read THE BRIDGE HOME! Can’t wait to connect!

5 thoughts on “#GRABridge Contest

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  2. I wondered, with my students, whether you begin writing books with a theme in mind, or if the theme develops as you write the book.

  3. A 5th grade student wondered the following:
    How did you come up with the names?
    How long did it take you to write the book?

    Another 5th grader wondered:
    Have you experienced a water shortage yourself similar to the one in the book?

    A 6th grade student wondered the following:
    If Rukku is older than Viji, then why does Rukuu act younger? Does she have a disability or is it for another reason?

    Thank you! Our class is really enjoying the read aloud of your book!!!

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