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Summer Reading Challenge

Image of the cover of the book The Fort by Gordon Korman.

one school, one book

Every staff member and student receives a book from Chippewa to read over the summer. When school starts in August Chippewa has a summer reading celebration with an activity related to the book.CMS Summer Reading Challenge Google Site


This summer's book is The Fort by Gordon Korman

Image of the cover of the book The Fort by Gordon Korman

About the author

Gordon Korman wrote his first novel in 7th Grade.It was an assignment given by his English Teacher, who required his students to write one chapter every week for months.  Korman discovered that he enjoyed writing.  That assignment became his first novel, This Can't Be Happening at MacDonald Hall, and was published when he was a freshman in high school.  

The Fort is Gordon Korman's 100th novel!Korman's popularity stems from his honest and often humorous portrayal of his characters - their challenges and their triumphs.  Readers can relate to his characters as they face real-life dilemmas with bravery, honesty, and integrity.

Gordon Korman is a native of Toronto, Canada.  He lives in New York with his family.  

Cast of Characters