Family Book Event A Success

Understanding Our Differences’ 3rd Annual Family Book Event on October 21, 2014 was a great success.  This year our guest Rob Buyea, author of Because of Mr. Terupt, was welcomed by an enthusiastic crowd of nearly 300 children, parents and teachers.

This special author conversation and book signing was moderated by Edgar B. Herwick III, of the WGBH radio show The Curiosity Desk.

Because of Mr. Terupt is a middle grade novel that explores classroom dynamics and the incredible impact that a teacher can have on his pupils. Mr. Terupt, the teacher, is especially wise about how much students with and without disabilities can learn from getting to know each other.

If you have ideas for a book and author for our Family Book Event in fall of 2015, please email us with your suggestion.

For our previous Family Book Events, Understanding Our Differences brought the following authors to Newton:
Fall 2012 – R.J. Palacio, author of Wonder
Fall 2013 – Sharon Draper, author of Out of My Mind