Jason Keeps a Secret
About the Book
Nine-year-old Jason wants a computer for his birthday. To celebrate his big day, all his friends come over … but there’s no sign of a computer. By the end of the afternoon, Jason is heartbroken—until a mysterious box arrives with not only a computer but headphones, too. This is Jason’s best birthday ever!
Jason likes playing video games on his new computer. While playing one day, he meets a friend named Dominic. He and Dominic play games and talk through Jason’s headphones. Jason keeps Dominic a secret from everyone. He is Jason’s secret best friend, and they eventually meet when Dominic picks Jason up in his car and takes him to an amazing arcade.
But friends from the computer are not always safe, as Jason finds out. He gets scared in Dominic’s car one day as everything familiar begins to disappear, and Jason learns an important lesson.
Today, children increasingly spend more time on the computer. Including a discussion guide, Jason Keeps a Secret is a way to begin the conversation about Internet safety.
About the Author
Regina Lewis-Ward, MA, was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. She is part of the National Campaign for Grade Level Reading and founder of A Place Matters, a not-for-profit organization that creates literacy opportunities for children and encourages their overall well-being. She loves SweeTARTS and hosting dinner parties. This is her first book.