Award Winning and New York Times Bestselling Author Kirby Larson Visits Samantha Smith Elementary
Author Shares the Story Behind Her Story with Students
Students Samantha Smith Elementary in Sammamish, Washington, will get a special treat today when New York Times Bestselling Author and Newbery Honor award winner Kirby Larson visits. In a series of presentations, Larson will share her writing background and explain how her award winning books Duke, Dash, Nubs, The True Story of a Mutt, a Marine and a Miracle, and Two Bobbies, A True Story of Hurricane Katrina, Friendship and Survival, Hattie Big Sky and Hattie Ever After came to be written.
“Though my books have readers of all ages, I especially enjoy connecting with kids,” said Kirby Larson. “Time and time again, I have seen that the chance to talk with a ‘real author’ charges them up about their own reading and writing.” Larson has presented to thousands of students at schools in the US, as well as Guam, Lebanon, Qatar, and Department of Defense schools in Germany.
About the Author – Kirby Larson
Larson has a passion for historical fiction as evidenced by her Newbery Honor award-winning book, Hattie Big Sky and its sequel, Hattie Ever After (both Delacorte), as well as the WWII dog series for Scholastic which includes Duke, and Dash, winner of the Scott O’Dell Historical Fiction Prize, and the forthcoming Liberty (fall 2016). Her newest book, Audacity Jones to the Rescue (Scholastic), was released in January, and has received starred reviews from Booklist and Publisher’s Weekly. With Mary Nethery, she has co-authored two award-winning nonfiction picture books: the ASPCA Henry Bergh Award winner Two Bobbies: A True Story of Hurricane Katrina, Friendship and Survival, and the New York Times bestselling Nubs: The True Story of a Mutt, a Marine and a Miracle. Combined these two books have won over 30 state young readers choice awards. Kirby Larson lives in Kenmore, Washington. She blogs at http://www.kirbylarson.com/blog. More information is available at www.kirbylarson.com