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Award Winning Author Visits Builta

Reported by jill_defarno@ipsd.org on 4/25/19

Builta had the pleasure of hosting award winning author Katherine Applegate Tuesday, April 23rd. Fourth graders from District 204 came to hear Ms. Applegate speak about her writing career and the backstory behind each of her books. Builta students from Mrs. Petruzzi's and Mrs. Jastrow's class introduced her to the audience. Everyone was surprised to hear that she was a ghost writer for Sweet Valley Twins books and that her Newbery Award novel The One and Only Ivan almost didn’t happen. During her presentation she had students think of a wish for themselves, someone else, and the world. Several students were able to share his/her wish with the audience. If you are interested in a great family read aloud, the LMC has autographed copies of Wishtree for sale through next Thursday, 5/2. Please see Mrs. De Farno for an order form.

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