Sunday, August 16, 2009

10 Most Memorable School Visit Moments: #4

Every school I've had the privilege of speaking at has given me a great experience. Some have given me a great story, too.

“Texas Board’em”

year: 2009
state: Texas

During school visits, authors are often treated to works of art created by students who were inspired by one of their books. For me, that had been either letters or drawings…until the Lone Star State.

A highlight of my five-school trip to Texas was seeing (but unfortunately not playing) four different board games based not on Superman but on Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, the real-life stars of Boys of Steel: The Creators of Superman. I wish they could have seen this:

One of the most important aspects of a writer’s job is to know when not to use words. In this case, I think the photo alone tells the rest of the story gloriously.

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1 comment:

tim white said...

great story