Thursday, October 13, 2016

Two Naomis by Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich & Audrey Vernick

Hello, Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich! 

Hi, Mr. Schu! 

Hello, Audrey Vernick! 

Hi, Mr. Schu!

Thank you for dropping by to finish my sentences about your WONDERFUL novel Two Naomis. 

Two Naomis tells the story of two girls who find out that sometimes you can be more than you ever thought you were -- just when you're wondering if someone is trying to take away from who you are.

The cover illustration can add another dimension to a story. I'd like to teach a writing workshop using cover illustrations to create new or "bonus" chapters of middle grade novels. In fact, I think I will....  

Audrey Vernick and I have a lot of fun tossing ideas back and forth. Our brainstorming sessions always leave me inspired.

My favorite dessert is ALL THE CAKE.

School libraries, with trained librarians, are essential.

Naomi Marie and Naomi Edith navigate their way through a complicated web of emotions and situations with all the grace and humor they can muster.

Naomi Marie’s mom and Naomi Edith’s dad, though sometimes bumble-headed, are always driven by love and a desire to do the right thing.

Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich and I have a very sisterly relationship and though I am older by five years, she is very clearly the big sister.

The cover illustration for a book should be a visual invitation, an irresistible beckoning finger. 

Reading is part of my daily life--where I bear witness, experience, contemplate, imagine, and feel.

Borrow Two Naomis from your school or public library. Whenever possible, please support independent bookshops. 

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