Our students poured into the gym in their usual way …
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.
She shared the elements in a good story and inspired many of our student writers.
Thank you Ms. Sepetys for sharing the story of Lithuania with our students!
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