Upcoming Author Visits


From the Amy Neale Library

Thanks to the generosity of Driscoll Families through the annual book fair and the Family Giving Campaign, we have three authors scheduled to visit Driscoll!

On April 25, children’s book author and expert Anita Silvey will speak to the 4th grade about her research for her book Untamed: The Wild Life of Jane Goodall.  Her visit will give 4th graders an opportunity to see the real world application of the research skills they learn through their explorer’s project.

On May 8, Caldecott Honor winning author/illustrator Melissa Sweet will visit Driscoll for a full day, speaking to students in grades K-5.  Driscoll students are in for a treat! Melissa Sweet is a highly sought after speaker and an incredibly talented illustrator.  Her presentations for K-3 will focus on her picture books (You Nest Here with Me for K &1, Balloons Over Broadway for grades 2 & 3).  Grades 4 and 5 will learn about Driscoll Student Book Award nominee Some Writer! The Story of E. B. White.  This is a must read for fans of Charlotte’s Web!

And finally, in November 2018, Alan Gratz will visit students in grades 6-8.  Many sixth graders this year read Refugee, his most recent novel, and middle school students will learn more about him in the fall through their ELA classes.  Watch for more details closer to the date!

Author visits inspire students to read, write, and understand the creative process.  Thank you Driscoll Families for making these visits possible!