#HomeToMe – Winner!

#HomeToMe – Winner!

The #HomeToMe Middle Grade Mega Classroom Giveaway is over, and it has been AMAZING!

If you didn’t hear about it, the giveaway included 16 middle-grade authors giving away a signed copy of their book as well as a Skype visit. To enter, participants had to share on Twitter or Instagram what home means to them, with the hashtag #HomeToMe. The authors shared too, and I shared on my blog, as well as Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

The giveaway and #HomeToMe hashtag created more wonderful thoughts and moments than we could possibly have imagined. Home meant the physical place, a place of safety; people, family, friends; a place where people could be themselves; and even a different country. These thoughts were shared through their social media accounts, and in some cases teachers got their students involved, with the most beautiful results.

Here’s a word cloud Melissa Sarno, author of JUST UNDER THE CLOUDS, made from the wonderful entries we received. So inspiring!

#HomeToMe word cloud

Isn’t if beautiful? I LOVE all these words.

The winners were chosen and paired randomly, and I’m thrilled to be matched up with Donna Rineholt! I’m looking forward to meeting her students.

Here’s the full list of authors and books that were part of this giveaway:

Cindy Baldwin, WHERE THE WATERMELONS GROW

Ann Braden, THE BENEFITS OF BEING AN OCTOPUS

Me!, THE BOY, THE BOAT, AND THE BEAST

Marie Miranda Cruz, EVERLASTING NORA

Lauren Abbey Greenberg, THE BATTLE OF JUNK MOUNTAIN

Ben Langhinrichs, DANGER TASTES DREADFUL

Henry Lien, PEASPROUT CHEN: LEGEND OF SKATE AND SWORD

Diane Magras, THE MAD WOLF’S DAUGHTER

Brad McLelland, LEGENDS OF LOST CAUSES

Anna Meriano, LOVE SUGAR MAGIC: A DASH OF TROUBLE

Victoria Piontek, THE SPIRIT OF CATTAIL COUNTY

Mae Respicio, THE HOUSE THAT LOU BUILT

K.A. Reynolds, THE LAND OF YESTERDAY

Melissa Sarno, JUST UNDER THE CLOUDS

Jeff Seymour, NADYA SKYLUNG AND THE CLOUDSHIP RESCUE

and Melanie Sumrow, THE PROPHET CALLS.

Each of these middle-grade books explores “home” in different ways. Check them all out.

And even though the giveaway is over, you can still share what’s home to you. Tell me below…

 

What do you think?

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