4.99 Middle School Book: 1st Flag of New Hampshire
Recommended for ages: 9-13
NOTE: Author Stephanie Burkhart is interviewed by Author Regina Andrews about the 1st Flag of New Hampshire. This interview was originally published in APR 2012.
It’s the start of the school year, and Alyssa has to take American Studies for college prep. She’s paired with classmate Miguel De Soto to find the first flag of New Hampshire, but the flag has only flown four times in New Hampshire’s past. Can Alyssa and Miguel track the flag through history before time is up?
STEPH: About a month including the research.
STEPH: I grew up in New Hampshire. It just felt right to me. Actually, this is going to be a series. Alyssa and Miguel are going to visit all 6 New England states solving mysteries along the way.
REGINA: What are Alyssa's strengths? Weaknesses?
STEPH: She's determined and focused. Alyssa has a plan. I would say when a wrench gets thrown into her plan, it takes her a bit to work through it.
STEPH: Miguel finds her kind with a pleasant disposition. Her determination and focus helps him do the same. His ability to work through a problem helps her do the same.
STEPH: About 10 years now.
STEPH: The ability to inspire others – especially young adults and children - to read. I love watching young people embrace a good story.