Teen Scene Featuring Debbi Michiko Florence and Sayantani DasGupta

Teen Scene Featuring Debbi Michiko Florence and Sayantani DasGupta

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Additional Resources

Keep reading & writing at home with these fun and engaging worksheets and creative prompts!

Explore Kiranmala's World with Sayantani DasGupta

Check out these additional activities from Scholastic for more from Sayantani DasGupta's The Kingdom Beyond series!

Character-Building with Debbi Michiko Florence!

Watch Debbi Michiko Florence read from Keep It Together, Keiko Carter below. At the end, write a short story based on Debbi's creative prompt:

Come up with a character. Give them a name. Then, think about what your character LOVES. For Keiko Carter, it's chocolate. What does YOUR character absolutely love? (Maybe a food, an animal, a place, a person... Use your imagination.) Now, write from your character's perspective, starting with the words:

"My favorite thing in the world is..."