1. Why did you write Rocket Shoes?
  2. Was there any one person who was your inspiration for José, the main character?
  3. In the book, Jose deals with the issue of whether or not he should follow the rules when his neighbor gets into trouble. Why do you feel this is such an important issue to address?
  4. What’s the most important thing readers will learn from Rocket Shoes?
  5. Parents listening to this often struggle with talking to their children about the idea that there might be a time when it’s okay not to follow the rules. What’s your best advice on how they can deal with that?
  6. When do you write? Is it easier to write in the morning or at night?
  7. Who’s your favorite author?
  8. Where can we buy the book?


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