Leapholes – Middle School Program
In 2007 the NH Bar Association invited several middle schools from around the state to participate in the “Leapholes” pilot project. The NHBA provided the classes with books for each student, teacher and attorney volunteer. The students read the book and, with the help of an attorney volunteer, discussed the legal aspects of the book. Classrooms participating in a culminating activity were invited to meet James Grippando at a “Meet the Author” event held on May 21, 2008.”Leapholes” by James Grippando tells the story of Ryan, a middle school boy who hates school and is in trouble with the law. The one person that can help him is a mysterious magical old attorney named Hezekiah. Together they do their legal research by zooming through “Leapholes”; physically entering the law books and coming face-to-face with actual people from famous cases- like Rosa Parks and Dred Scott- who will help Ryan defend himself in court.
For information about using the Leapholes book in the classroom is available to schools who are interested. For information about this program, contact Robin E. Knippers, 603-715-3259.
For more information about the “Leapholes” Program, or any of the other NH Bar Association Law Related Education programs, please contact Coordinator Robin E. Knippers at 603-224-6942, ext. 3259.