In a world that has become not only less focused on books, but reading as a whole, it has become increasingly more difficult to spark interest in young readers. April Is For Authors is a way for professional, published authors to make personal contact with readers.
Jason Reynolds, author of 6 books including Ghost, a story about a young sprinter whose past continually slows him down, will be coming to Atlantic Community High School. After him will be Aaron Hartzler, who has written What We Saw, a novel about a town that has committed a crime, and their struggle to attempt to keep in under wraps, and Rapture Practice.
Students can find these talented authors on campus on April 28. Reynolds will be presenting in the gym during periods one and three, in which teachers can sign up to bring their classes, and Hartzler will be available during periods five and seven in the library.
If a student has read Hartzler’s Rapture Practice or What We Saw please see Rebecca Radic to sign up for the event in the library.
There will also be an additional field trip taking place April 29, to Palm Beach Gardens High School. The event includes panel sessions, where 25 authors will speak and can be questioned about their work. There will be food trucks available. The trip will be available for the first 28 people that sign up. After those spots are filled, interested students can still attend, given that the event is open to the public. Students will leave with Radic at 8:30 a.m. and are set to return at around 4 p.m.
More information can be found on the April Is For Authors website: www.aprilisforauthors.org/april-29-2017.html.