Friday, February 15, 2013

School visit

I am so behind in blogging about all the things I have been up to, so I'm going to do a quick recap of one of my favorite events!

I had an amazing presentation at the wonderful Connelly School of the Holy Child in Potomac, MD. They have an amazing school library! It's really beautiful, warm and welcoming - just like their wonderful librarian Katy. Did I ever tell you guys how much I love children and youth librarians? They are really some of my favorite people in the world. Partly because growing up poor in Brooklyn, libraries were my safe haven in life. But also because I have never met a librarian who wouldn't go out of their way to help a kid find a good book. That's why I love and respect them so much.

My event at Holy Child was so much fun! These girls were super engaged, super excited! I seriously couldn't have asked for better crowds! I presented to both the middle school and high school girls in two separate sessions and both goups were just so awesome. They were lively and had lots of questions for me and were so interested in how Prophecy came to be. The funniest question from both groups was how they would ask me if I was famous. But even though the answer is no, they still wanted to take pictures with me! The cutest part is because they said it was for when I was famous! Yes, I adored these girls!  

And the best part? I've been invited back next year for when Warrior comes out! I can't wait to see these girls again and be back in one of the most beautiful school libraries I've ever seen.

4 comments:

Claire M. Caterer said...

Ellen, your visit sounds like so much fun. I love all those hands waving in the air. Kudos to you & PROPHECY!

Charles Gramlich said...

Excellent. That's very cool.

Mary Witzl said...

That must be one of the nicest things about having a book out -- actually sharing your book with kids. My daughter is 18 now, but she still remembers reading the first chapter of your book and plans to read it as soon as her term is finished.

(School librarians have gotten nicer, though. If you'd wanted to meet one who WASN'T supportive and who guarded her books like a dragon guards jewels, you could absolutely have done this at my elementary school way back when.)

Mary Witzl said...

That must be one of the nicest things about having a book out -- actually sharing your book with kids. My daughter is 18 now, but she still remembers reading the first chapter of your book and plans to read it as soon as her term is finished.

(School librarians have gotten nicer, though. If you'd wanted to meet one who WASN'T supportive and who guarded her books like a dragon guards jewels, you could absolutely have done this at my elementary school way back when.)

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