DHMS Author Event Oct. 6, 2021
DHMS 8th graders have the privilege to be part of a live author event celebrating the release of Why We Fly by Kimberly Jones and Gilly Segal. The event will take place on Oct. 6 at 11:15 a.m. All DHMS 8th graders will be able to participate in the virtual event and ask questions of the authors.
Students who would like to order an autographed copy of Why We Fly can use the order form below. Fill out the form and bring a check or cash to the DHMS Library by Friday, Oct. 15. Print your own copy or pick up an order form from your ELA teacher or from Ms. Kochel in the library.
Gilly Segal and Kimberly Jones (from https://ew.com/books/why-we-fly-preview-kimberly-jones-gilly-segal/)
Learn about the Book!
Why We Fly by Kimberly Jones and Gilly Segal will be published on Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2021. Our visit with the authors is the day after the book is available to the public. The story is inspired by Kennesaw State Cheerleaders who took a knee during the National Anthem and faced negative consequences.
With a rocky start to senior year, cheerleaders and lifelong best friends Eleanor and Chanel have a lot on their minds. Eleanor is still in physical therapy months after a serious concussion from a failed cheer stunt. Chanel starts making questionable decisions to deal with the mounting pressure of college applications. But they have each other's backs―just as always, until Eleanor's new relationship with star quarterback Three starts a rift between them.
Then, the cheer squad decides to take a knee at the season's first football game, and what seemed like a positive show of solidarity suddenly shines a national spotlight on the team―and becomes the reason for a larger fallout between the girls. As Eleanor and Chanel grapple with the weight of the consequences as well as their own problems, can the girls rely on the friendship they've always shared?
I'm Not Dying with You Tonight
These authors wrote one other book together called I'm Not Dying with You Tonight. This book is available in the DHMS Library.
Lena has her killer style, her awesome boyfriend, and a plan. She knows she's going to make it big. Campbell, on the other hand, is just trying to keep her head down and get through the year at her new school.
When both girls attend the Friday-night football game, what neither expects is for everything to descend into sudden mass chaos. Chaos born from violence and hate. Chaos that unexpectedly throws them together.
They aren't friends. They hardly understand the other's point of view. But none of that matters when the city is up in flames, and they only have each other to rely on if they're going to survive the night.
Thank you to SourceBooks and Little Shop of Stories for this author visit!