Eleven by Tom Rogers
Middle School Community Read (April 5) &
Field Trip 911 Memorial Museum (April 9)
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Book synopsis: Alex Douglas always wanted to be a hero. But nothing heroic ever happened to Alex. Nothing, that is, until his eleventh birthday. When Alex rescues a stray dog as a birthday gift to himself, he doesn't think his life can get much better. Radar, his new dog, pretty much feels the same way. But this day has bigger things in store for both of them. This is a story about bullies and heroes. About tragedy and hope. About enemies with two legs and friends with four, and pesky little sisters and cranky old men, and an unexpected lesson in kindness delivered with a slice of pizza. This is Eleven: the journey of a boy turning eleven on 9/11.
A best-seller at the 9/11 Memorial Museum, a Kirkus "Best Books" selection, and winner of Writer's Digest and Moonbeam Children's Book Awards.
Eleven: Upcoming Events
February 22- Book Delivery
Pick up your book from the Middle School Office
February 22- April 5- Read
Middle School staff students and parents will read the book Eleven
February 27, March 13, March 27, - Stop, Drop and Read
Built in time during MS Study Hall for students to go the library and read.
Friday, April 5, 6:30-8:00pm. Book Discussion
Middle School staff, students and parents will have a group discussion on Eleven over pizza and a fun night of activities
April 9th. Field Trip to the 9/11 Memorial
Participating students are invited to attend a Field Trip to the 9/11 Memorial. Students only! More information to come!
April Date TBD- Panel with Tom Rogers, Eleven Author
Participating students are invited to a Question and Answer session via Skype with Tom Rogers, author of Eleven