After reading the novel Same Kind of Different As Me the junior class of Mason High School will have the opportunity to attend an afternoon with the authors Ron Hall and Denver Moore. The students will be traveling to Center Point to join five other schools on May 6th. The schools will come together for a picnic lunch and book discussion with a presentation by the authors to follow.
This nonfiction book deals with a homeless drifter and an upscale art dealer in Texas who become good friends through the connection of Ron Hall’s wife, Deborah. This story incorporates the themes of homelessness, friendship, faith, and volunteering time to help others.
At the presentation, each of the schools will award their own tribute piece to the authors for their charity work and positive influence through their novel. Mrs. Brinlee’s classes are giving a quilt illustrating how the novel personally influenced their lives. In addition to the quilt, the Mason students will be giving Denver Moore a monetary donation to support a homeless kitchen in Ft. Worth. The funds were collected in Mrs. Underwood’s junior English classes.
The Mason junior class is also holding a food drive as a reaction to the book. The cans will be donated to our local food pantry.
The authors will speak at 6 o’clock in the evening to the public at the Center Point football stadium. Also, the authors will autograph the books at this time.
This trip is made possible through the Mason Education Foundation grant which was given to Mrs. Brinlee and Mrs. Underwood for the students to be able meet the authors of this book.