I had the wonderful occasion of hearing Paul speak in an address to over 300 students in our school, Jasinski Elementary School in Buckeye Arizona. Paul then worked with my students in a classroom workshop, and he was able to whip them into a frenzy of eagerness to read the book and get working on the novel study that I had planned using his books. Subsequent to that, Paul returned to the school to meet my students who had read his first two books, and he had them participate in a writer’s workshop that had all of them super excited. Paul is so compelling. He had close to 300 kids in our school’s auditorium hanging on his every word for more than an hour of his presentation. Paul is an excellent speaker and an excellent workshop leader as seen firsthand. I’m looking forward to having Paul coming to my new school in Preoria, Illinois in the coming year!
Adam Richardson: Teacher, Franklin Public School, Preoria, Illinois