There are books that one knows will make an impression on students. Books that the students create their own buzz about. Books that make them think and change their lives. Rain Reign by Ann M. Martin is one such book at my school. Since it came into our collection, Rain Reign has not been on the shelf and most students are purchasing their own copies because they cannot wait to read it. It makes my heart happy that the students need to talk about the book and find ways to express their connection with it. These three students made a Google Presentation. Check it out:
Rain Reign was awarded the Schneider Family Book Award. I book talked the book when explaining the award, and as I was doing so, a few students who had already read the book helped get the buzz going. This was a beautiful moment while hanging at the corner of reader and story.