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Author Visit: Laurie Halse Anderson

New York Times Bestselling Author Laurie Halse Anderson will be joining students for an author visit at Shady Side Academy Middle School on October 19th. Known for her widely acclaimed novels for young readers, Ms. Halse Anderson writes strong narratives about challenging subjects. During the day, Ms. Halse Anderson will be holding workshops on her novels Fever 1793 and Chains for middle school students. She will also be presenting on her Young Adult novel Speak between 2:30 - 3:30 at the middle school. The session is open to any PAISTA teachers of all grades and content areas. Join your colleagues at Shady Side Academy Middle School on October 19th at 2:30 PM for this incredible opportunity with Ms. Halse Anderson.