Author Jordan Sonnenblick Visits the Middle School

Author Jordan Sonnenblick visited Shady Side Academy Middle School on Monday, March 11. During his daylong visit, Sonnenblick conducted writing workshops with the sixth grade English classes, had lunch with the sixth grade book club, and spoke at an all-school assembly.

Sixth graders recently finished reading Sonnenblick's book Zen and the Art of Faking It in English class, making the timing of his visit perfect. Sonnenblick shared with the students his inspiration for writing and asked them to think about pursuing what they enjoy.

A former middle school English teacher himself, Sonnenblick is the author of 11 books for children and young adults. Learn more about the author at

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