The Sacramento County Office of Education (SCOE) has announced its 2007 schedule for the Authors in Schools program. The program connects outstanding authors with students and the Sacramento County community. SCOE and the individual schools hosting the visiting authors sponsor the program. Through the interaction with published authors and illustrators, students develop a true appreciation for writing, illustrating, the publishing process and the love of literature.
This year three authors will visit three schools each. The following author/presenters will visit schools throughout the Sacramento region:
2/14/07 — Harmon Johnson Elementary (North Sacramento School District)
2/15/07 — Main Avenue Elementary (Robla School District)
2/16/07 — Arlington Heights Elementary (San Juan Unified School District)
4/18/07 — Garfield Elementary (San Juan Unified School District)
4/19/07 — Woodlake Elementary (North Sacramento School District)
4/20/07 — Del Paso Manor Elementary (San Juan Unified School District)
For more information about the Authors in Schools program call Lynda Lincoln: (916) 228-2349.
Jeff Savage is one of the nation's leading writers of non-fiction books for children. His award-winning list of more than 150 books includes biographies of positive role models in sports and entertainment, current events, and historical accounts of settling the West.
Jeff Savage is an eight-time winner of the International Reading Association/Children's Book Council Children's Choice Award and winner of the Voice of Youth Advocates Non-Fiction Honor Award. More than 80 of his books have been adopted by the National Accelerated Reader Program.
Some of his titles include: Tiger Woods: King of the Course, Home Run Kings, Julie Foudy: Soccer Superstar, and Top 10 Physically Challenged Athletes.
Author's website: http://www.jeffsavage.com
Milly Lee grew up in San Francisco's Chinatown in a household where grandparents, parents, siblings, aunts, uncles, and cousins all lived under one roof. She attended Chinese school after the regular school day and spoke Cantonese at home and in the neighborhood.
When her three children were nearly grown, Milly returned to college (the University of California at Berkeley and the University of San Francisco) to become a school librarian. She worked at Burlingame's Lincoln School, the Sonoma Valley High School, and the Sonoma County Office of Education.
Since retirement in 1991, Milly and her husband, Kearn, have traveled to many of the places they read about but never dared to dream of when they were growing up in San Francisco's Chinatown.
Milly's titles include: Landed, Nim and the War Effort, and Earthquake.
Teri Sloat grew up in Salem, Oregon and worked in the fields in the long summers. It gave her lots of time to daydream while picking beans, berries, and other crops. She currently lives on a small farm in Sebastopol, California, where she and her husband have raised their own beef, sheep, chickens, etc…hence her Farmer Brown stories.
Teri has written and illustrated more than 20 books.
Among her titles are: Letter to Letter, From One to One Hundred, and The Eye of the Needle.
Author's website: http://www.terisloat.com