Grade 6

Theme 3: Growing Up

The View from Saturday

The View from Saturday by E. L. Konigsburg

Atheneum Books

Meet the Author

E. L. Konigsburg tells children, "Before you can be anything, you have to be yourself. That's the hardest thing to find." Konigsburg herself spent many years doing many things before she discovered that she wanted to be and could be a writer. Born Elaine Lobl in New York City, she was a good student, graduated first in her high school class, and was the first person in her family to attend college, where she earned a degree in chemistry. She had married and started working on a master's degree in chemistry when she began to realize that she "had the mind for chemistry, but not the temperament." When she and her husband moved to Florida, she began teaching science at a private girls' school.

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