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  • 1. Jack Gantosby Joseph Bianco
  • 2. Jack Gantos- The Background• Was born in MountPleasant, Pennsylvania• Moved all around during his life• Attended 10 different schoolsin 12 years of education• Spent 18months in prison
  • 3. Jack Gantos- How he got startedwriting. . .• Jack started writing after he readhis sisters journal. He thought shewas so smart and thought the journalwould be so interesting, but he wasdisappointed. So he got his ownjournal and a book he recently readinspired him to write about theinformation he got from being a spyaround his community and school.
  • 4. Jack Gantos- Some importantthings kids should know• Jack attended 10 schools and hisfamily was life long renters. Thismade him some what of an expertwhen it comes to making newfriends. His books include some ofhis personal experiences andexperiences from interacting withothers (ADHD kids)
  • 5. Jack Gantos- Some importantthings kids should know• Jack spent 18 months in prisonwhich change his perspective onlife. Including reminding himthat teenagers really strugglewith right and wrong and thatsociety needs to do a better jobof giving them guidance andpunishing them.
  • 6. Jack Gantos- Quotes“Someone once said anyone can be great underrosy circumstances, but the true test of characteris measured by how well a person makesdecisions during difficult times.”― Jack Gantos, Hole in My Life.“I want you to take a sleeve of Thin Mints and linethem up on the edge of the kitchen counter andwhen Im hungry I can just bend over and sweepa cookie into my mouth like Im scoring a goal inhockey.”― Jack Gantos, Dead End in Norvelt
  • 7. Jack Gantos- Quotes“You gotta face the hand youre dealt with and dealwith it, and make your problems be the smallestpart of who you are.”― Jack Gantos, Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key“Do you think Im weird because Im wired, or wiredbecause Im wierd?”― Jack Gantos, What Would Joey Do?“...we have to save the history we have. You neverknow what small bit of it might change your life--or change the whole world.”― Jack Gantos, Dead End in Norvelt
  • 8. Gantos, J. (2002). Hole in mylife. New York: Farrar, Straus andGiroux.
  • 9. CitationsGantos, J. (2003). Jack Gantos: Picture This. In S. Peacock (Ed.), Childrens LiteratureReview (Vol. 85). Detroit: Gale. (Reprinted from 1998, April 1)Retrieved fromhttp://go.galegroup.com/ps/i.do?id=GALE%7CH1420048236&v=2.1&u=bcps&it=r&p=LitRC&sw=wGantos, J., & Odanaka, B. J. (2003). Hole in My Life: An Interview with Award-WinningAuthor Jack Gantos. In S. Peacock (Ed.), Childrens Literature Review (Vol. 85).Detroit: Gale. (Reprinted from 2001, February 6)Retrievedfrom:http://go.galegroup.com/ps/i.do?id=GALE%7CH1420048237&v=2.1&u=bcps&it=r&p=LitRC&sw=w