RMS Virtual Author Event
Readington Middle School invited author Wendy Mass to speak with its students in two virtual Zoom assemblies on February 9th and 11th. The award-winning and New York Times-bestselling author of 29 books for youth gave an inspiring presentation that covered the writing process, the genesis of her books, and how to remain persistent in the pursuit of your goals. As she recounted her childhood reading and the subsequent journey to her current success, she engaged students with humor and sound advice. In addition, she conducted a smaller writing workshop with select students interested in learning more writing strategies.
Sharon Moffat, Principal at Readington Middle School, observed that "the students were really engaged and got a lot out of the presentation. The response of those who attended this unique assembly has been very enthusiastic. We are so grateful to our Home School Association for making it happen."
Readington Middle School Library Media Specialist Stephanie Singer commented, "It is always a pleasure to have a professional of Wendy Mass's caliber and character present to our students and staff. It's also highly gratifying to see even more of her books being checked out of the Library Media Center and enjoyed."
Wendy Mass's novels have been translated into 26 different languages and have been nominated for 91 state literary awards. Her first novel, A Mango-Shaped Space, was awarded the American Library Association’s Schneider Family Book Award. She was named the New Jersey Association of School Librarians’ Author of the Year in 2018. Her book, Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life, was adapted into a feature film starring Mira Sorvino and includes the author herself in a cameo appearance. She has also written for television, most notably an episode of the detective show Monk. She is a New Jersey native.
Contact: Doreen Harris/908-534-2897