The Newbery Honor book Hoot by Carl Hiaasen celebrates young people’s ability to make a difference in society. It challenges readers to think about how people are treated and how people treat the world around them. This session of Flashlight Readers builds on those themes by guiding students through research and discussions of important issues. It shows them how they can use their writing skills to take action. The interactive elements of this session and the lessons in this teacher’s guide also build strong analytical skills and support literacy by having students analyze Hoot’s characters and create new stories.