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Award-Winning Author and Illustrator Grace Lin Visits Hart’s Hill Elementary School

Hart’s Hill Elementary PTO provided funding for and welcomed award-winning author and illustrator Grace Lin to Hart’s Hill on Friday, October 5.

Lin, who writes children’s books, grew up in the town of New Hartford and graduated from New Hartford High School. She went on to earn her degree from Rhode Island School of Design, and she has won awards such as the John Newbery Medal and the Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Children's Literature.Grace Lin gives illustration demonstration

With the coordinated effort of Library Media Specialist Mrs. Egresits and PTO President Lindsey Rosenfeld, Hart’s Hill Elementary was able to provide students with three different, meaningful presentations throughout the day. During her visit, Lin presented to three different groups and was an outstanding guest. She entertained the students in all K-5 grade levels with information, stories, a PowerPoint presentation, and an impromptu illustration of a dog.

During their recess and lunch hour, Lin taught 24 fourth and fifth grade students how to draw a dragon, and then proceeded to autograph each of the pictures the students drew!

Lin also held a reader’s theater with costumes that incorporated students from the entire audience, and took the time to autograph all of the books that the school’s library currently owns.

It was a wonderful day to promote reading to Hart’s Hill students!


Click here to view a photo gallery from Grace Lin's visit.