Vilas Vincent Vawter III, better known as Vince Vawter, is an American-born author and illustrator. He worked in the newspaper business for forty years retiring with the title of president and publisher of the Evansville (Ind.) Courier & Press. His debut novel Paperboy received a Newbery Honor in 2014.
Read Aloud Tips
Introduce the book by having the students describe a personal struggle they faced and ways they overcame it.
While reading, ask open-ended questions.
- “What do you think will happen next?”
- “Why do you think the character did that?”
- “Has anything like this ever happened to you?”
- This book can help inspire dialogue about coming-of-age events, as well as create empathic understanding about the struggles the main character experiences.
An engaging and heartfelt presentation that never whitewashes the difficult time and situation as Little Man comes of age. – Kirkus Reviews