Author Lauren Tarshis visited WT Elementary school! Lauren is a contributing author to Scholastic's Storyworks series and author of the "I Survived" book series. This historical fiction book series takes readers back in time to visit important moments such as the Destruction of Pompeii, the Great Fire of Chicago, the Bombing of Pearl Harbor or The Attacks of September 11,2001 through the eyes of a fictional child who survived the tragic event.
Mrs. Tarshis spent an afternoon with the 4th and 5th graders telling about the research steps for writing her books, describing her personal story of her lifelong struggle with a reading disability, and truly getting to know the students of W.T. Students described meeting Mrs. Tarshis as "a wonderful, exciting time" and one student publicly thanked her for all the great works of literature she has created.
The visit with Mrs. Tarshis was a once in a lifetime experience for our students. We thank Scholastic Books for making the visit possible.