James Byrd, father of sixth-grader Jackson Byrd, was the guest reader at the Wednesday Dads and Donuts book reading in the Lebovitz Resource Center.
Jackson and his father share a love of hiking, the outdoors and baseball. They also enjoy Gary Paulsen’s young adult series on 13-year-old Brian Robeson.
Mr. Byrd chose to read chapter 16 from Paulsen’s award-winning book, “Hatchet.” In the climactic chapter, Brian faces off with a moose and weathers a tornado. He has been stranded in the Canadian wilderness for 54 days with his only supply, a hatchet.
The Middle School library hosts six Dads and Donuts events during the school year. The final one for 2013-14 is scheduled for April 2.