Last Friday, Jordan Sonnenblick, author of 11 young adult novels including Drums, Girls, & Dangerous Pie, Notes From A Midnight Driver, Zen and the Art of Faking It, and Curveball: The Year I Lost My Grip, visited the Middle School. With both wit and wisdom, Mr. Sonnenblick shared stories about his life and his inspiration all of which touched upon our mission skills: creativity, curiosity, empathy, and perseverance. Beyond the underlying themes prevalent throughout his presentation, Mr. Sonnenblick specifically and intentionally encouraged all of us to “find something that you love to do; then, find a way to use it to help others.”
Following his presentation, Mr. Sonnenblick visited English classes to interact with students and teach about the writing process.
We’re grateful to Mr. Sonnenblick for sharing his knowledge and talents with us and we look forward to applying what we learned from him not only with regard to writing but also with regard to life and living.