Celebrating Minnesota author Maud Hart Lovelace
Students read Maud Hart Lovelace books throughout the year, and the class that reads the most "Maud Squad" books wins a fancy breakfast celebration in the Lovelace Literature Cafe.
Due to COVID 19, the homeroom prize for 2020-21 will be DQ gift certificates if we are in Distance Learning, or a Jamba Juice party if we are in Hybrid learning.
Nominees for the Minnesota Youth Reading Awards
In Honor of Minnesota Author Maud Hart Lovelace
In order to vote, students must read 3 or more of the nominated titles before March 30, 2021
Book Titles and Summaries in the slideshow>
Maud Squad Book Discussion Meetings
Posted by John David Anderson: Thursday, January 7, 2:30-3:30
Float by Laura Martin: Tentative date- Wednesday, January 13, 11:00-12:00
Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus by Dusti Bowling: Thursday, March 18, 3:30 PM
Spirit Hunters by Ellen Oh: Tuesday, April 6, 3:30 PM
Macy McMillan and the Rainbow Goddess by Shari Green: Thursday, April 22, 3:30 PM
The Truth as Told by Mason Buttle by Leslie Connor: Tuesday, May 4, 3:30 PM
Resistance by Jennifer Nielsen: Thursday, May 20, 3:30 PM
The Bridge Home by Padma Venkatraman: Thursday, June 3, 3:30 PM
Maud’s Birthday Bash: Tuesday, June 8, 3:30 PM (Tentative date, only for those who’ve read 3 or more Maud Squad Books)
About the author, Maud Hart Lovelace
Maud Hart Lovelace, was born April 25, 1892, in Mankato, Minnesota. When Maud was 10, a booklet of her poems was printed; and by age eighteen, she had sold her first short story.
The Hart family left Mankato shortly after Maud’s high school graduation in 1910 and settled in Minneapolis, where Maud attended the University of Minnesota. In 1917, she married Delos W. Lovelace, a newspaper reporter who later became a popular writer of short stories.