SAN DIEGO -- Not the yellow BRICK road, the Yellow Book Road. A terrific children's bookstore in San Diego.
Owners Ann and David Diener (and Susan Santillan, co-worker and author of GRANDMA'S PEAR TREE) welcomed me with open arms to talk about PRISONER 88.
And then a flood of 6th grade students from High Tech Middle Media Arts poured in. Here they are, with their fearless leader, Mr. Baughman (back left)! They've been studying historical fiction. They just finished BUD, NOT BUDDY, one of my all-time favorite books.
We were also joined by a Balboa Park park ranger who is interested in historical fiction and reads with his son's class every week.
What great questions! Thank you to everyone who attended!