This week, several MBS Middle and Upper School English classes visited Anderson Library, where students got a chance to write their own “blurb” — the inside jacket copy on a book.
Head Librarian Erinn Salge gave the students an overview of what makes a good book blurb (dynamic, doesn’t include spoilers, isn’t a summary of the story, etc.) before the students divided into teams to try their hand at it.
They were given clues for real books in several different genres and were asked to write blurbs of their own. Afterwards, they shared their creative work aloud with the class.