Ruta Sepetys – 7Reads

Our students poured into the gym in their usual way …

vikings pouring in

As Ruta spoke to our student body yesterday morning, I looked out at the student body and saw intense expressions … many with jaws slightly ajar.  Ms. Sepetys shared how she researched her story Between Shades of Grey.  Her research included locking herself for hours into a train car that the Soviets used to deport people from their countries and subjugating herself to terrible conditions in a gulag.

The author continued to enthrall students in classes that visited her in the media center.  Groups thoroughly enjoyed writing a story with Ruta.

writing a story together

She shared the elements in a good story and inspired many of our student writers.

taking notes on what goes into a story

Thank you Ms. Sepetys for sharing the story of Lithuania with our students!

(More pictures available on our Facebook page.)

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