The Backpack Project

In Language Arts, we are enjoying a class novel. The novel is Finding Someplace  by Denise Patrick. In the novel, Reesie Boone is planning for evacuation, but she doesn’t have much time to pack. She gathers things that are useful, must-haves, and very important materials. Ms. Mack gave us the chance to pack our backpack as if we were evacuating. A/B period designed a backpack and filled it with items we found needed. For important items, I brought: My USA passport, Pepper Spray, a Thermos™, and First Aid. Items I wanted for fun were things such as photos of family, my phone, and a squishy pillow. The only necessities I brought were cloths, toothpaste and a toothbrush, a Hershey Bar, and a raincoat. The backpack is pink and gray, decorated with some pins. The pins: Waves, Peace Sign, Stars, Basketball, Love Vogue™, and Dance. I wanted to put the pins on my backpack because they give me a sense of home.

Backpack Project Photo By: Lily Zellman

The Book of My Summer!

Lily and Dunkin mini-book Drawn by Lily

This book is recommended by Lily Zellman, President, Author, and Musician. The reviewed book is Lily and Dunkin, written by Donna Gephart. The book is a total of 352 pages.

           Tim has always felt unsure about “himself” and “his” love for dresses. Dunkin has a bipolar Disorder. When the two meet, they combine to be an amazing duo. This novel about to unsure eighth graders is intriguing, inspiring, and unique. The aspects of Tim dealing with family acceptance and Dunkin feeling alone without courage, make this novel one you will always remember.

When I finished, I was absolutely shocked. I’d never read such a powerful novel. You should read Lily and Dunkin because of its diversity and empowering message. My favorite quote is, “When you are brave and honest, you make it easier for the next person.”- Dunkin. You would love this book if you like George! I cannot put my passion for this book into words!

Thank you for reading this! I really hope you decide to read this amazing novel!