Wednesday, September 21, 2011

90-Second Newbery Update: James Kennedy is Even Cooler Than I Thought!

The power of the internet is at work, people.  After posting about James Kennedy and what my students are doing with the 90-Second Newbery contest he co-created, I was contacted by the author himself.  We e-mailed back and forth a few times and I can confirm suspicions that he is indeed a wacky and affable guy.

Here's the great news:
  BFS has arranged for James Kennedy, author of The Order of the Odd-Fish, to visit our middle school students!

Greater news:  He'll be in the area a few days before the 90-Second Newbery Film Festival (which is Saturday, November 5th) and is available to visit other schools in the area!  Contact him by e-mail ( to arrange something.

And the greatest news:  James has invited my students to introduce their film live at the event.  Needless to say, they are thrilled about the whole thing.  Two of them are convinced that this is their ticket to fame.  We shall see...

So what are you waiting for?!  You still have three and a half weeks to grab some kids, a video camera, and get editing so you can submit a video entry to The 90-Second Newbery Film Festival.  This handy, dandy flyer will help you get started.  Good luck!

This post was brought to you by HVLA President, Angela Ungaro.

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