Authors Susan Verde & Stacy McAnulty Visit Ken-Ton Elementary Schools
Two well-known authors visited Ken-Ton elementary schools on Nov. 8 to speak with students about their work: Susan Verde and Stacy McAnulty.
Superintendent Steven Bovino with Mrs. Lefler's kindergarten class during Stacy McAnulty's visit at Lindbergh Elementary
Stacy McAnulty is the author of many beloved children's and young adult books including the Junior Library Guild Selection "The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl" and the 2017 Ezra Jack Keats New Writer Honor book "Excellent Ed." She visited Lindbergh Elementary on Nov. 8.
Susan Verde is the author of many bestselling books including the “I Am” series (“I Am Yoga,” “I Am Peace,” “I am Human”) as well as “The Water Princess” and “Hey Wall.” She visited Edison Elementary on Nov. 8.
Verde’s book “Hey Wall” inspired students at the school to work together as a grade level to create large-scale displays to help welcome Verde to the school.
Second-grade students at Edison Elementary recently read Verde’s book “The Water Princess,” which is based on a true story of an African village without access to clean water. The students were so inspired by the book that they are organizing a fundraising drive to drill a water well in the African nation of Burkina Faso.