Library Celebrates TeenTober with Author Visit from Eugene Yelchin

As part of the Library’s first celebration of TeenTober, Viewpoint welcomed award-winning author and illustrator Eugene Yelchin to speak to the Middle School about his path to becoming a writer and creating award-winning books. 
Mr. Yelchin is a National Book Award finalist for The Assassination of Brangwain Spurge co-authored with M. T. Anderson, and he is the recipient of the Newbery Honor for Breaking Stalin’s Nose. He received the Golden Kite Award for The Haunting of Falcon House, the Crystal Kite Award for illustrating the children’s book Won Ton, and the National Jewish Book Award for illustrating The Rooster Prince of Breslov.  He most recently published Spy Runner, a thriller set in 1953
TeenTober, created by the Young Adult Library Services Association, is a new, nationwide celebration designed to be hosted by libraries every October.  The goal is to celebrate teens, promote year-round teen services, and to fuel innovative ways to serve teens in public and school libraries.  
Viewpoint’s Director of Libraries Sarah Davis encouraged students to make use of the library’s resources and participate in the TeenTober actitivites, “Research shows that students who attend schools with well-staffed and well-funded school libraries are high academic achievers. We are fortunate at Viewpoint School to have a beautiful library with access to new books and digital resources. We invite you to celebrate this month by celebrating our freedom to read what we choose by participating in our fun reading challenge.  You can win prizes for each book that you read on your own. We look forward to seeing you in the library!”
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