As part of a Scholastic Book Fair event, the media specialist of Deer Creek Middle School in Oklahoma invited students to make videos of their favorite books. A group of three eighth graders made this fun video of Curses and Smoke: A Novel of Pompeii. The whole school voted on the videos made for the event and chose this one as their favorite video. How cool is that?
Then–and here’s the fun part–I had a Skype visit with the future filmmakers! They asked all kinds of great questions about the story and my writing process. Thank you, Jennifer Denney, Media Specialist Extraordinaire, for setting this up.
It’s days like today that I pinch myself and ask, “Is this really my life?” So. Much. Fun.