April 25, 2013
May 2, 2013
Live Webcast: December 4, 2012
Satellite Feed: December 13, 2012
Audience: Students in Grades 9-12
A successful novelist, screenwriter, and television writer, Shusterman is frequently cited as a top pick for reluctant readers. The Antsy Bonano series—featuring The Schwa was Here, Everlost, Downsiders, and the popular Unwind trilogy— featuring his book, UnWholly — are a few of Shusterman’s award winning books that show his unique approach to writing.
During the program, Shusterman tells the viewers about the challenge from his ninth grade English teacher that encouraged him to become an author. He shares his planning, writing, and editing processes. He talks with students from West Potomac High School and Fauquier High School via Skype. A student survey about Shusterman's books and characters rounds out the show.