Holland Elementary!

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I had a wonderful visit with the kids of Holland Elementary School in Bucks County Pennsylvania! Great fun talking to the kids. Everyone was lovely. I can’t praise librarian Kristin Topley enough. She was a warm and generous hostess and made the day perfect!

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New Orleans Presentation

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I’ll be in New Orleans making a DROWNED CITY presentation at Octavia Bookstore in New Orleans on the 10th Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. Sunday, Aug. 23, at Octavia Books (513 Octavia St.) at 2 p.m

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Orchard School

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My presentation to Orchard School marked my fourth visit to a Ridgewood, New Jersey school! The Orchard School community were welcoming and and enthusiastic! Librarian Maureen LaBarr was a terrific host and a fun lunch partner!    

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Hawes School

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I spoke at Hawes School in Ridgewood, New Jersey. The kids, librarian Jennifer Kasyan, and Principal Dr Paul Semendinger made for a warm and wonderful visit!

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Ridge School

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It was a wonderful, fun visit to Ridge School in Ridgewood, NJ. The kids were fun and we had a terrific time! My thanks to librarian Michele Eng, Brenda Bankos, and the HSA Friends of Ridge  for organizing my visit.  

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Fairmeadow School

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During my trip to Northern California, I also spoke with the students of Fairmeadow School in Palo Alto. The school is nestled amidst the sprawling buildings and campuses of Google, Facebook, and other iconic giants of the digital age. The kids were bright, engaged and great fun. I hope I’ll be able to visit them […]

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Daves Ave School

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I made my first visit to the San Francisco/Northern California. I spoke to the wonderful students of Daves Avenue School in Los Gatos. The kids, my PTA hosts, and school administrators were as sunny and welcoming as the surroundings. I hope I will be lucky enough to visit them and their fine community again in […]

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Staten Island Academy

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I had a wonderful visit at the Staten Island Academy where I spoke with middle school and high school students about writing, history, and art. Many thanks to my hosts Whitney LeBlanc and Kristi Pfister!      

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Dublin Literacy Conference

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I spoke at the Dublin Literacy Conference in Dublin, Ohio. The conference is more than 25 years old. The participants and organizers were top notch and I had a great time. (Apart from a nightmarish trip there due to our never-ending winter travails.) Marylee Hahn ran the conference this year. She was a terrific host […]

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At Somerville Elementary

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I spoke to the wonderful students of Somerille Elementary School in Ridgewood, NJ. My terrific day was engineered by their resourceful and thoughtful librarian, Elizabeth Drennan. Thanks to all!

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