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Meet “It’s All Write!” 2017 Judge #9: Brooks Benjamin!

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 1:39pm by BugsAndSlugs

The ninth judge for this year's “It’s All Write!” Teen Writing Contest and author of the 2016 YA novel My Seventh-Grade Life in Tights is Brooks Benjamin.

Brooks Benjamin describes himself as a reader, writer, teacher, and eater of pizza. He is also a fan of choreographed dance, which lead him to form a New Kids on the Block tribute dance crew in sixth grade. Perhaps this is why his debut novel My Seventh Grade Life in Tights is about Dillon, who wants nothing more than to be a real dancer.

Dillon's Dad wants him to play football, his friends and co-founding members of his freestyle crew think dance studios are for sell-outs, and Dillon just wants to follow his heart. "This first novel is a fun exploration of middle-school friendships and the stigmas that come with certain hobbies...a fresh and winning debut about the power of self-expression." (Booklist)

Stay tuned for more information about “It’s All Write!” Teen Writing Contest 2017 Judges!

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