Author Archives: Vanessa G.

November 2, 2011

Sound Bender Sneak Peek

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SoundbenderDo you love stories with fast-paced action, trips to remote islands in the Pacific Ocean, and sound bending? "Wait. What's sound bending?" you ask. It's an amazing ability where you can hear the history of an object just by touching it. When Leo turns 13, he finds out that he has this ability. As Leo touches an unusual helmet among his uncle's valuable artifacts, he hears odd noises and realizes he must find out the story of this mysterious helmet.

Intrigued? Read the first chapter of Sound Bender by Lin Oliver and Theo Baker.

If you could hear the history of one object in your house or school, what would you pick? Tell us in the Comments!

—Vanessa, Scholastic Staffer

October 20, 2008

Esperanza Rising Trivia – Answers!

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Congratulations to GirlwiththeBraids for being the first person to get all of my Esperanza Rising trivia questions right! (And she was really FAST too!)

For the rest of you, the answers are:

Do you remember when the novel takes place?
b) The Great Depression

What does the name Esperanza mean in Spanish?
a) Hope

Pam Muñoz Ryan wrote a picture book about two famous people meeting. Who were the famous people?

c) Amelia Earheart and Eleanor Roosevelt

So, how did YOU do?

— Brandi, STACKS Staffer

October 7, 2008

Trivia Tuesday: Esperanza Rising

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Esperanza
I love to read historical fiction so that I can imagine what it would be like to live in a different time period or a different country.

One of my favorite books is Esperanza Rising by Pam Muñoz Ryan. Here are three trivia questions about the book and its author:

Do you remember when the novel takes place?
a) World War II
b) The Great Depression
c)  The French Revolution

What does the name Esperanza mean in Spanish?
a) Hope
b) Confidence
c) Struggle

Pam Muñoz Ryan wrote a picture book about two famous people meeting. Who were the famous people?
a) Hillary Clinton and Condoleezza Rice
b) Rosa Parks and Helen Keller
c) Amelia Earheart and Eleanor Roosevelt

Leave a comment with your answers!

— Brandi, STACKS Staffer

Answers are up!