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Whether you’re reading an epic fantasy, a sports novel or an adventure story, action scenes make a book exciting. But what tools do authors use to help the reader picture that sword battle or race to home plate? Join Laura Shovan, author of Takedown and The Last Fifth Grade of Emerson Elementary as we create, choreograph, revise and act out an original action sequence.
Takedown explores competition among athletes, how it influences family and friendships, and what happens when one girl wants to break barriers in a sport dominated by boys.
Mikayla is a wrestler; when you grow up in a house full of brothers who are die-hard mat heads, it’s in your DNA. She even has a wrestling name: Mickey. Some people don’t want a girl on the team. But that won’t stop her. She’s determined to work hard, and win.
Lev is determined too–he’s going to make it to the state championship. He’s used to training with his two buddies as the Fearsome Threesome. But at the beginning of sixth grade, he’s paired with a new partner—a girl. This better not get in the way of his goal.
Mickey and Lev work hard together, and find a way to become friends. But at States, there can only be one winner.
$30 fee includes a signed copy of Takedown and an Ivy Journal. Grades 5-7. RSVP to 410-377-2966 or MarthaAtTheIvy@gmail.com by November 3rd.
TIME & DATE
Saturday, November 10, 2018 - 5:00pm