As Fast as Words Could Fly

Basic Info:

Written by Pamela M. Tuck. Illustrated by Eric Velasquez. Published by Lee & Low Books in 2013.

Book Review:

This book tells the story of a young boy named Mason Steele. Mason loves taking his father’s ramblings about the civil rights and turning them into hand-written letters until one day his dad brings him an amazing new gift – a typewriter! Pretty soon, Mason knows where every letter is located and he loves typing! When desegregation occurs and Mason begins attending a formerly all white school, he gets the chance to enter into a typing competition. He decides to use this chance to shed a light on the injustice and prejudice in the 1960s. This Lee and Low New Voices Award winner is sure to keep kids interested and even have them ask, “What’s a typewriter?”


This has lesson plan ideas, book guide and interviews with the author!

This is an in-depth list of discussion questions that go along with the book!



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