In December 2012, students in Mr. Simon's 11th grade humanities class were asked to tell the story of a personal experience that crystallized what they've had to overcome to be who they are today.
The students--the talented young authors of the personal narratives inside this book--hope you enjoy their work, and they hope their stories inspire you to exhibit more empathy, tolerance and kindness throughout your days.
HJ Books stands for Hero's Journey Books. We learned about the term Hero's Journey from Christopher Vogler, who used it to synthesize the work of famed mythologist Joseph Campbell. The Hero's Journey is a classic storytelling structure in which a hero sets out on an outward or inward adventure and must overcome several obstacles and setbacks in order to achieve an important objective. The books available for purchase on our Blurb account share stories of heroes' journeys written by students at High Tech High Chula Vista. We hope you (purchase and) enjoy our books, as we put all of our hearts, souls and efforts into these works.
Gus Learns a Lesson Published April 16, 2013
Max's Memorable Christmas Published April 16, 2013
Zoo Academy Published April 16, 2013
Sting Like A Bee Published April 15, 2013
This is Sam Published April 15, 2013
Sliding Away Published April 15, 2013
My Video Game Adventure Published April 14, 2013
The Open Door Published April 14, 2013