kurt johnston (middle school pastor at saddleback) are writing a series of six books for middle school kids called ‘the middle school survival series’. the first two books, my faith and my family, come out in january. each of the books has 75 little chapters on a wide variety of topics. they can be read very non-linearly, though they are grouped into themed sections of 4 – 8 chapters. [[ooh — i just heard from our publisher that these were being overnighted, and will be in stock at the ys store at the cincy convention today! i’m stoked to see them.]]
anyhow, we’re working on the 2nd set of two right now, which will (theoretically) release next fall. they are ‘my friends’ and ‘my school’. in the ‘my school’ book, we’ve planned a fun little section on ‘middle school urban legends’. much of the book will have more depth — this section is actually pretty light, but intended to dispel a few things. right now we thought we’d touch on ‘trash canning’ (stuffing smaller kids into trash cans), ‘mystery meat’ (that processed stuff in the lunch room with questionable origin) and ‘my dog ate my homework’ (which actually happened, in real life, to my daughter last year). but we feel like we need one or two more, and we’re stuck.
any ideas you could suggest?
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