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TENNERS GIVEAWAY: 8TH GRADE SUPERZERO

THIS CONTEST HAS ENDED. THANK YOU FOR THE FANTASTIC ENTRIES! WINNER WILL BE ANNOUNCED AND NOTIFIED SOON.


We're giving away a signed copy of EIGHTH GRADE SUPERZERO, due out in January 2010 by Arthur A. Levine Books/Scholastic.


Synopsis: After the worst first day of school ever, Reggie "Pukey" McKnight wants to get through the school year out of the spotlight and on the sidelines. He wants to turn his image around, but he has other things on his mind as well: his father is out of a job; life with his best friends is getting complicated by race and romance; and his nemesis Donovan is out for blood.


The elections for school president are coming up, but Reggie wouldn't stand a chance, if he even had the courage to run. Then he gets involved with a local homeless shelter, and begins to think about making a difference, in his world and beyond. And when a pair of "Dora the Explorer" sneakers seem to have powers of transformation, Reggie begins to wonder: Pukey for President? It can happen...if he starts believing.


The rules:
Activism is a major theme of SUPERZERO -- on both a small/personal and large/global scale. To enter the giveaway, leave a comment on this post by Friday, December 11 at 11:59 PM (EST) telling us one way that you might be an "agent of positive change" (at home, school, work, in the larger community, among friends, or some sort of change within) in 2010.


One entry per person. If you don't have a LiveJournal or Open ID and you post anonymously, include some name or nickname in your comment so that we can identify you. You need not put your address in the comment; we’ll only ask for the winner's address.


Who's eligible: Anyone age 13 and older. Anywhere. The recipient will be chosen at random.

Good luck!

Comments

( 13 comments — Leave a comment )
dy0ulee
Dec. 7th, 2009 12:22 pm (UTC)
Count me in please! ;)
(Anonymous)
Dec. 7th, 2009 12:54 pm (UTC)
Contest
Thank you for the contest and please count me in. As a teacher, I have the opportunity to be a huge agent for change. Hopefully it's always for the better.

Joyce Lansky
jlansky@comcast.net
jessica_leader
Dec. 7th, 2009 01:51 pm (UTC)
Great contest, and I'm so excited for the book, Gbemi! I want to be an agent of change helping my second-graders become better readers so they can achieve what they want to achieve in life. They've got the moxie--now it's my turn to make it happen!
elva_undine
Dec. 7th, 2009 02:14 pm (UTC)
Yay! I'll enter.
I am an agent of positive change because I run a church library in a neighborhood where kids are unlikely to even have one book in their homes.
susanuhlig
Dec. 7th, 2009 02:24 pm (UTC)
Agent of change as a writer for children and teens. Book sounds fascinating!
emmarose1
Dec. 7th, 2009 05:19 pm (UTC)
I work for a Credit Union so there's always ways to help the community. Right now we are collectng for the Woman's HUmane Society.
shewhoshalwrite
Dec. 8th, 2009 03:25 am (UTC)
I will make it so that everything at my school is recycled. Currently it is only paper. And I will also have the recycling bins be created out of completely recycled plastic.

owlforya.blogspot.com
Dec. 8th, 2009 03:57 am (UTC)
I'd like to be an agent for change in the lives of my 7th graders to help them see that they can make a difference. I want to do more things that show them HOW to act on their beliefs not just have them. The other thing I'd like to do is get a book drive going at my school. I've read several posts lately about libraries in need, so I'd like to get my school doing something to help.
(Anonymous)
Dec. 8th, 2009 10:42 am (UTC)
agent of change
I am an agent of change because I am starting a book club for African American boys.

Jeannine
proseandkahn
Dec. 8th, 2009 10:52 am (UTC)
Agent of change
As a middle school librarian, I hope to help my students wonder and ask BIG questions every day.
theaprilnichole
Dec. 8th, 2009 09:55 pm (UTC)
count me in.

I'm a first grade Sunday school teacher. The great thing about that is in helping teach the kids things and help them to grow and understand things I learn too. I understand things more and I grow too in the process.
(Anonymous)
Dec. 10th, 2009 09:04 pm (UTC)
At home I recycle paper products and containers. I also bring p;astic bottles and pop cans to a bottle depot to recycle as well.

jen4777[at]hotmail.com
(Anonymous)
Dec. 12th, 2009 12:55 pm (UTC)
Working for Change One Student at a Time
Congratulations on your push for change. I believe that I and my group. "Kitchen Tabletop Workshop" are pushers for change. We are located in a rural community with a high dropout rate. One of the main causes of dropout appears to be failure of the graduation test. We are pushing for change by working with students in a non traditional setting to prepare for passing the graduation test. So far, over the past 5 years we have a 100% passing rate on the test (for those who completed the workshop). Slowly, but surely we can make a difference.
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