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Critically acclaimed author of several middle grade novels. HELLO FROM RENN LAKE coming May 26, 2020 from Penguin Random House/Wendy Lamb Books. Other novels include THE SUMMER I SAVED THE WORLD...IN 65 DAYS, CALLI BE GOLD (both Penguin Random House) and ETHAN MARCUS STANDS UP and ETHAN MARCUS MAKES HIS MARK (both Simon & Schuster/Aladdin). Michele's books have been nominated for many state reading awards and received starred reviews. She lives in Chicago with her family and is an avid walker, passionate consumer of ice cream, and finds inspiration everywhere. More at micheleweberhurwitz.com.

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Michele Weber Hurwitz Hi Eleanor, Thanks for your question. The idea for Thomas originated with my younger brother. He liked to wear superhero costumes when he was little.…moreHi Eleanor, Thanks for your question. The idea for Thomas originated with my younger brother. He liked to wear superhero costumes when he was little. But that just gave me the spark of the idea for the character. As I wrote the book, Thomas came to represent the innocent goodness that kids naturally see around them, like when he thinks the penny is a magic coin. My younger brother definitely wasn't as sweet as Thomas! --Michele(less)
Michele Weber Hurwitz Hi Brian, Thanks for your question. Several schools and classrooms have incorporated the book into kindness activities. Students have kept a log or…moreHi Brian, Thanks for your question. Several schools and classrooms have incorporated the book into kindness activities. Students have kept a log or journal of 65 secret good things they've done for others. Sullivan Middle School in South Carolina read the book as a "one book one school" project last summer. Here's a link: http://sms.rock-hill.k12.sc.us/studen... The Girl Scouts of Michigan adopted the book as part of a community service kindness effort. Another school had students write their secret kindnesses on a big poster in the school entryway. I hope that helps! All the best, Michele(less)
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4.13 avg rating — 1,085 ratings — published 2014 — 11 editions
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Ethan Marcus Stands Up

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Ethan Marcus Makes His Mark

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Loved it. Lyrical prose, deep and meaningful story of a family's journey through the pain of loss.
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Love the cover. Auggie is a determined, spunky character with heart, the kind of kid you want for a friend. A novel that urges us all to remember that beauty comes in many forms. Fave side character: loyal Irma Jean.
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“Isn't it okay to just be a good person and be who you are and not have to be great at something?”
Michele Weber Hurwitz, Calli Be Gold

“It is very often the ordinary things that go unnoticed that end up making a difference. As you embark upon your high school careers, be unnoticed, but be remarkable.”
Michele Weber Hurwitz, The Summer I Saved the World . . . in 65 Days

“Isn't it okay to just be a good person and be who you are and not have to be great at something?”
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