N.C. Children’s Book Award author John Perry of “The book that eats people” visited Wakelon Elementary and talked to students in a school-wide assembly on May 4. Media specialist Jan Garrett called the visit a huge success. The Wakelon PTA paid for the author’s visit with the students. Perry’s book captured first place with more than 34 percent of all votes cast in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg County Library 2012 vote for favorite children’s book. Perry is from Ann Arbor, Michigan and plans a return visit in the fall to attend the N.C. School Library Media Association conference in Winston-Salem.
Thanks to Jan Garrett for sharing this story with GotNews.