Writing Prompt: Try to imagine one of the scenes from Miss Spitfire from Helen Keller's point of view. Realize the limitations that Helen had at the time and write in a way that conveys her special circumstances. Compare your version to Sarah's version written from Annie Sullivan's point of view. How do they compare and how do they differ?
Writing Prompt: Aric Davis loves writing about Grand Rapids. He has had great success setting his books here in his hometown. Write a story based in your hometown. It may involve visiting a part of town you haven't been to before or somewhere you haven't been in a long time. Try and evoke the feeling of the place in your writing. Make your city come to life.
Writing Prompt: Take a moment to look around you at school, at the store, or at home. Find someone with an interesting physical feature (like Sojourner Truth's hands) and write a paragraph about what makes it unique. You could also research your favorite historical figure and find one of their interesting qualities to describe.
Writing Prompt: Just like Sue took inspiration from Big O's café, try writing about a recent restaurant visit. Consider what you ate, what the people around you were doing and what you were discussing during your meal. Your inspiration can come from anywhere — remember that Sue found her topic from a postcard posted in the restroom.