Author Katherine Applegate, has sent our middles a sweet video thank you for their efforts in collecting food for families in need.
Many of these students read her book Crenshaw and were inspired to help families who, due to financial hardship, are facing the loss of their beloved family pet. Pets can offer comfort and stability to children and adults facing homelessness and the issues that cause it.
Katherine Applegate is the author of many wonderful books such as The One and Only Ivan, The Buffalo Storm, and Home of the Brave. She has also won the John Newbery Award and the Golden Kite Award for fiction. You can find many of her books in the school’s library.
See this previous post about the Best Friends Animal Sanctuary Food Drive!