We purposefully seek out opportunities to create opportunities for our students
to connect to authors, illustrators and publishers to advance our
Culture of Readers.
Skype calls with authors:
Abby Cooper - author of Stick and Stones
Abby sent out 70 different letters before acquiring an agent. Her enthusiasm and advice was inspiring to the sixth grade students. In addition, she shared her passion for cupcakes!
Pat Zietlow Miller - author of Be Kind
Elly Schwartz - author of Finding Perfect
Connecting with author Kirby Larson
Fifth grade students chatted with author Kirby Larson about her writing craft. In our discussion, she shared that she received over 300 rejection letters before being published. "I learned not to be discouraged." Her book "Dash" is on this year's Iowa Children's Choice Award list. She believes that writing is a lifelong process.