Year 7 and 8 NIXOR students have been studying Morris Gleitzman’s books Loyal Creatures and Boy Overboard this semester. Last week the boys were treated to an online session in the library with Morris, during which he spoke about both books. Of the 42 books that Morris has written, he said that these two are very special to him because they are based on fact and they reflect his extensive research. Boy Overboard was the first book that he had written that reflected what was happening for real people. Morris overcame the fact that he had never been to Afghanistan by asking a refugee Hazara family to read and give feedback on the book prior to publishing. Morris spoke about the strong connection that he made with the family and how they continue to be in contact many years later. The students were engaged by all of Morris’ stories during the session and asked thoughtful and insightful questions. All of Gleitzman’s books are available in the library, including the latest and final book in the very popular ‘Once’ series, Always.
All books that have been on loan during the year are now due back to the library. While we encourage summer borrowing and reading, overdue resources need to be returned prior to the end of the year. Resources borrowed for the holidays will be due in the first week back in 2022.