After spending much of April reading “A Night Divided” students at Bowling Green Middle School were able to ask questions of the author on Friday.
Jennifer Nielsen, a New York Times Bestselling author, conducted a video-conference telephone call with the students from her home in Utah.
“A Night Divided” tells the story of a twelve-year-old German teenager who awakes one morning to find her family divided by the Berlin Wall, which divided Soviet-controlled East Berlin from United States and allied nations controlled West Berlin.
During the 45-minute video conference telephone call, the assembled students were able to ask Nielsen about how she chose the topic of “A Night Divided,” her writing process, character development, life in East Germany during the Soviet occupation, and advice for them as potential future authors.
The event in the James A. Wilson Gymnasium and the school-wide literature program were both facilitated through the Bowling Green Middle School librarians, Julie Colbert and Jennifer Yoder.