Author Interview: Bobbie Pyron
I had the privilege of receiving a copy of her newest book, Stay, and review for Teachers Who Read - I then developed some questions for Bobbie to help get in her mind as the author a little more. First I want to give some praise to Stay.
What a great heart print story. I loved the different characters point of view throughout the story, and I especially liked that Baby's point of view was told in verse. The resilience of the characters provides such a brave insight to what homelessness entails and how positive those experiencing have to be. Piper is inspirational as a young girl and one that I know boys and girls alike will look up to.
Piper’s life is turned upside down when her family moves into a shelter in a whole new city. She misses her house, her friends, and her privacy—and she hates being labeled the homeless girl at her new school.
But while Hope House offers her new challenges, it also brings new friendships, like the girls in Firefly Girls Troop 423 and a sweet street dog named Baby. So when Baby’s person goes missing, Piper knows she has to help. But helping means finding the courage to trust herself and her new friends, no matter what anyone says about them—before Baby gets taken away for good.
Author Barbara OConnor reviewed Stay and said:
"What's not to love about this book? A heart-tugging story that kids will love."
And she's right. This was a story that was told in a way that I loved and devoured. It opened your eyes to experiences that I know a lot of my students don't and won't experience, but Bobbie wrote it in a way that allowed you to develop empathy so easily. I was so excited to share with my students after I read because I truly felt at peace after finishing.