Madison Public Library was lucky last year to do a Skype talk with author Shelley Pearsall. Remembering her talent for relating to kids, we chose to read her latest book “The Seventh Most Important Thing” for the inaugural Middle School Book Club this fall.
The kids loved it! Well, all but one. (And she had valid reasons she didn’t like it, so that was fun to discuss.) It’s historical fiction and when you finish it, you can connect with the real life person on which part of the story is based. (His work is in the Smithsonian!)
Here’s the gyst: One kid. One crime. One chance to make things right.