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We had an amazing author visit on October 27th with Adam Gidwitz for the 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th grades.  His books are deliciously gory (awesome according to the students) interspersed with the author directly addressing the reader in humorous asides.  Max Domel was our initial contact and thanks to the great team at BookPeople; they helped me to make the event a reality at no cost to our school.  Author visits usually have an honorarium required as well as minimum book sales.  BookPeople provided us with 30 copies of each of Gidwitz’s books which we were asked to sell without a required number.  We sold out! Adam was engaging, entertaining and informative. The students asked questions regarding his books, writing, and ideas.  I hope to have an author for the lower grades prior to our December 8th-12th BookPeople Book Fair. Topher Bradfield is already scheduled for December 5th to book talk with all grade levels. Thank you for your support of our book donations.  We have already had 16 books purchased from our ready to shelve stash of outstanding books.  Remember, we need to Keep AJA Reading.