The Library Foundation

The Library Foundation

Badgerdog Book Crush Online Workshop for 5th + 6th graders | A Wish in the Dark


The Library Foundation


5th - 6th grade


Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri

Jun 7, 2021 - Jun 25, 2021


1:00pm - 2:30pm CDT




Katherine L.


8 students

Class Experience

In this workshop, students will discuss a variety of story elements including character, plot, point of view, dialog, pacing, outlining, revision and more. Students will read the novel A WISH IN THE DARK (a 2021 Newbery Honor Book) by Austin-based author Christina Soontornvat during this workshop. The novel will be used to illustrate and discuss these elements, progressing chapter by chapter through the novel over the course of the workshop. Students have their choice of working on different stories each day, or one continuous story throughout the workshop. Copies of the novel will be sent to each student and are included in the cost of registration!

ABOUT THE BOOK: All light in Chattana is created by one man — the Governor, who appeared after the Great Fire to bring peace and order to the city. For Pong, who was born in Namwon Prison, the magical lights represent freedom, and he dreams of the day he will be able to walk among them. But when Pong escapes from prison, he realizes that the world outside is no fairer than the one behind bars.

- These workshops will require campers to have access to Zoom and GoogleDrive.
- Workshops are capped at 8 students maximum.
- Each student will be assigned a Google Drive folder where they can upload their work for additional instructor feedback and communication.
- The time listed on this registration page will be the time of your 1.5-hour workshop on Zoom. All workshops are listed in the Central Time Zone.
- Once your registration is complete, you will receive an email from The Library Foundation’s programs manager, Kate Kelly, with more information about your specific workshop.
- This program runs for three weeks, M-F. Registration covers this entire three-week period. There are no drop-in options or prorated rates.
- Scholarships will be awarded on an ongoing basis to meet demonstrated financial need. To apply for a scholarship, please visit the Badgerdog camps page or email for more information.

How To Participate

You will receive an email 30 minutes before class starts with a link to the class and access instructions.