Happy Birthday, Suzanne Collins!
In celebration of Suzanne Collins’ birthday (born August 10, 1962), we’re making a special offer! The Boomerang for her novel, The Hunger Games, is:
Suzanne Marie Collins spent her childhood traveling. Her father was an Air force officer who served in the Vietnam War. In 1980, she graduated from the Alabama School of Fine Arts with a degree in theatre. Her career began not in books, but in TV. She worked for Nickelodeon on projects such as Little Bear, and Clarissa Explains It All. She has also written for Scholastic kids, and was head writer for Clifford’s Puppy Days, and received a nomination for the Writers Guild of America award.
You probably know Collins best for her famed trilogy, The Hunger Games. The first book, published in 2008, rocketed her to fame, and her stories have continued to captivate through not only the end of the book series, but three movies (and a fourth to be released November 2015).
There are certain books that are meant to be savored and others that are better devoured. The Hunger Games fits both categories. Devour it once, and then read it a second time, more slowly, delving deep. Either way is a fantastic experience.
So, celebrate Suzanne Collins’ birthday and take advantage of this special offer!
If you’d like to buy a copy of the novel, it’s available through Amazon: The Hunger Games (affiliate link).
The Boomerang is a monthly digital downloadable product that features copywork and dictation passages from a specific read aloud novel. It is geared toward 7th to 10th graders (ages 12—advanced, 13-15) and is the indispensable tool for Brave Writer parents who want to teach language arts in a natural, literature-bathed context.