Leigh enjoys looking at maps to determine where his dad is on his truck route. Develop a project that illustrates the routes traveled by Leigh’s dad in the novel.
Look in your local newspaper for an article that involves some aspect of the novel and bring it to class. You will present it in front of the class and explain why it relates to the novel.
Write a Short Story
Leigh struggles in the story as the attempts to write a submission for the Young Writers’ Yearbook. Write a 4-5 page short story, present it to the class, and discuss what difficulties you encountered in structuring the story.
Draw a Character
Draw your interpretation of a character from the novel. How would you illustrate Leigh based on his descriptions of himself in his letters?
One of Leigh’s main concerns in...
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