March 21, 2018

The Advocate's Toolbox

Win a Free School or Library Visit with Jack Gantos

From Norvelt to NowhereOn a recent flight I read Jack Gantos’s sequel to Dead End in Norvelt (2011), and attracted stares from my fellow passengers because of the snorting, chuckling, and guffawing coming from seat 26C. From Norvelt to Nowhere (2013, both Farrar) is laugh-out-loud funny and full of historical tidbits that left me thinking that I need to review the Cuban Missile Crisis era.

Our friends at Macmillan want to give you a chance to share in the hilarity,  but you have to work for it. Remember Miss Volker’s obituary writing and penchant for history? Be prepared to share what would be your town’s “This Day in History?” and enter to win a visit from the ever-charming Jack Gantos. You’ll be glad you did.

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Dodie Ownes left the glamorous world of retrospective conversion and disco to jump on the library vendor train. Since then, she has been learning at the feet of the masters about all things library. Dodie lives in Golden, Colorado, where even the sign which arches the main street says "Howdy."

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  1. When are we going to find out the winner of this contest. November is almost over and have not heard anything.