This year’s Little Read book selections have ignited a firestorm of excitement in our local elementary and middle schools. The reason is, quite simply, author Joseph Bruchac.
Joseph Bruchac is the much loved, award-winning author of over 120 books for children and adults. He is a professional storyteller with an international reputation. Most of his books reflect his Abenaki ancestry and his intense interest in Native American history and culture.
In an interview with Scholastic, Joseph said, “I started to write when I was in the second grade. I wrote poems to my teacher. One day, when she read one to the class, some of the bigger boys got jealous. They beat me up after school. That was my first experience with hostile literary critics. But I kept on writing.”
Joseph Bruchac will visit local schools on November 2 and 3, and perform at the Boardman Road Branch Library at 4 pm on November 2.