He's here for our very own Cedar Valley's Youth Read. He signed Schooled for me and I spoke with him for about one minute. I generally get tongue-tied but I managed to tell him that my school book club students loved hearing his story about how he sent his first book in to the Scholastic Book Order address-he was in 7th grade at the time! This story made him very human and less celebrity-like.
What I wanted to tell Mr. Korman was how much I love his book Schooled. I admire the main character Capricorn and wonder how Korman created such a wonderful hippie boy. The story has such great themes about bullying, friendship, and being yourself that I want to share the book with everyone. I think many of his other books are interesting also but Schooled has a very special place in my reader's heart. Perhaps because I think Capricorn would appreciate a blog like mine just as much as I appreciate his unique upbringing on the commune. I'm so happy Korman agreed to do this year's student workshops. It was great to shake his hand.