Drums, Girls, and Dangerous Pie by Jordan Sonnenblick was the 2008 Caudill Award winning book in the state of Illinois. At Highland, this book was the top vote getter as well.
There were 235 students from Highland who voted for the Caudill winner. Ten students read all twenty nominated books. Very impressive! Alas, I didn't make it to all twenty. Maybe next year... Speaking of next year, the list of 2009 Caudill nominees has just been released.
The last event related to the 2008 Caudill program is the Lake County Battle of the Books which will take place after school at the Warren Newport Public Library in Gurnee on Tuesday, March 18. Please let Ms. Wyatt know if you are interested in being part of Highland's team.
"Drums, Girls, and Dangerous Pie Book Cover." Online image. Jordan Sonnenblick. 16 March 2008 <