November 14, 2018
We’re pleased to announce that Ben Mikaelsen, a well-known and award-winning Young Adult author, will be visiting South Middle on Wednesday, February 13th. Many of our seventh graders read his novel Touching Spirit Bear when they were in sixth grade.
The title we’ve chosen for the seventh grade to read is Petey. It is a story about a special relationship between a teenager and a man who has been mistakenly institutionalized for much of his life.
Please feel free to visit the author’s web site, www.benmikaelsen.com, for further information. Our school library will have copies of his books to preview, as will the Great Neck Library. If you should have any questions, please contact your child’s English teacher via email or call (516) 441-4644.
The South Middle School English Department