HAPPY TUESDAY! Somewhere, it’s 11:00 a.m., which means it’s time for the giveaway! MARE’S WAR will be out in paperback in February, but if you are a.) a homeschooling family, or b.) a homeschooled kid or c.) a librarian who works with homeschoolers, today is your chance to receive an early copy.
After a parent request, I worked up a Homeschool Teacher’s Unit on Mare’s War. It reminded me of my 1:1 teaching days, which were actually kind of like homeschooling (for the State of California; my students were in group homes, so I visited them instead of them coming to me) and started thinking about the fact that there are probably not a lot of book contests strictly for homeschool folk. So — this one is.
And it’s straight up simple. Just — leave a comment, then drop me a note. Tell me hi, tell me how long you’ve been homeschooled, say you love it, tell me you’re studying WWII and dread trying to write — or grade — a decent essay about it. The first twenty-five of you who comment will automatically receive a copy of the book! (Please don’t leave your mailing address in the comments [unless you don’t mind sharing it with the world?];
send your address in a note, using the private contact form. EDITED TO ADD:The contest is over; please don’t send your address! Sorry you missed it.)
But, if you’re a latecomer and not one of the twenty-five, don’t let that stop you from commenting! I’ll give away a few more books to random people who amuse or interest me — names I’ll pick out of a hat. Those folks also might get a hardback copy instead of a paperback, FYI.
So, that’s my “contest” of sorts — a chance to celebrate homeschool folks and to honor the parent teachers who are doing their own thing, and doing a great job with it.
Happy Giveaway Day!
EDITED TO ADD: Comments are closed now, the contest is over; thank you to all of you who showed up to play yesterday!