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Author Visit – Jennifer L. Holm

March 2

On Read Across America Day, Tuesday, March 2, 2021, Charleston Day School celebrated books and reading by welcoming author Jennifer L. Holm. Holm is a New York Times bestselling children’s author and the recipient of three Newbery Honors for her novels OUR ONLY MAY AMELIA, PENNY FROM HEAVEN, and TURTLE IN PARADISE. Jennifer collaborates with her brother, Matthew Holm, on two graphic novel series — the Eisner Award-winning Babymouse series and the bestselling Squish series. Her more recent novel is THE LION OF MARS. She lives in California with her husband and two children.

Students in grades K-4 visited with Holm virtually at 1:00 pm for a presentation on her graphic novels. Students in grades 5-8 enjoyed a presentation at 2:00 pm on finding inspiration and taking notes. All classes asked questions sent into the chat on Zoom. At 3:45 pm, Holm presented to the faculty of Charleston Day on using graphic novels in the classroom.

Many thanks to Mrs. Sarah Young, Library media Specialist, for arranging this virtual author visit. It was an inspirational day for readers, writers and artists!

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