Today, we are pleased to kick-off a week-long feature as our part of the blog tour for Ms. Bixby’s Last Day by John David Anderson, a truly remarkable book that will give you So. Many. Feels. (We recommend reading with tissues nearby.)
This week, we’ll have our review of the book (spoiler alert: we loved it), a fun teacher-themed Q&A with Anderson, and lots of love for TEACHERS — since Ms. Bixby’s Last Day is all about one incredible teacher and the special impact she makes on three of her students’ lives.
Before we get to all that, here’s more about the book AND your chance to win a copy!
Everyone knows there are different kinds of teachers. The good ones. The not-so-good ones. The boring ones, the mean ones, the ones who try too hard. The ones you’ll never remember, and the ones you want to forget. But Ms. Bixby is none of these. She’s the sort of teacher who makes you feel like the indignity of school is worthwhile. Who makes the idea of growing up less terrifying. Who you never want to disappoint. What Ms. Bixby is, is one of a kind.
Topher, Brand, and Steve know this better than anyone. And so when Ms. Bixby unexpectedly announces that she is very sick and won’t be able to finish the school year, they come up with a plan. Through the three very different stories they tell, we begin to understand just what Ms. Bixby means to Topher, Brand, and Steve—and what they are willing to go to such great lengths to tell her.
John David Anderson, the acclaimed author of Sidekicked, returns with a story of three kids, a very special teacher, and one day that none of them will ever forget.
Ms. Bixby’s Last Day comes out tomorrow, but you can start reading it NOW with a free excerpt here.
Download the FREE educator guide for Ms. Bixby’s Last Day here.
Plus, check out this fun video featuring the book from Walden TV:
To enter, tell us in the comments below about a teacher who made an impact on your life! Then fill out the Rafflecopter form to complete your entry & earn more chances to win.
PLEASE NOTE: You MUST comment on this post AND complete the required entries on the Rafflecopter form for your entries to be considered valid. Incomplete entries will be automatically disqualified.
Contest is open to the U.S. only and runs through midnight (PT) on Monday, June 27th.
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