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Acclaimed Authors Visit Floresville ISD

Authors Kari Lavelle and Lindsay Leslie visited Floresville South Elementary School today for the Battle of the Genres! They spoke to students about fiction vs. nonfiction books. They also discussed their experiences as writers. A group of students even had the opportunity to have lunch with the authors!

About the Authors

KARI LAVELLE is the author of We Move the World (HarperCollins, 2021) as well as the forthcoming An Ode to Grapefruit a picture book biography of James Earl Jones (Knopf, 2024). She has always had a love of words: as a kid reading books, as a speech pathologist helping children communicate, and now as a writer creating stories.

LINDSAY LESLIE has always operated in a world of written words as a diary keeper, a journalism major, a public relations executive, now a children’s author. She likes to bring her unique outlook on life, quirky humor, and play with words to pages in picture books. Lindsay is the award-winning author of SO YOU WANT TO BUILD A LIBRARY, DUSK EXPLORERS (an SCBWI Crystal Kite Award winner, Bank Street Best Book of 2021 with Outstanding Merit, and Amazon Editors’ Pick), NOVA THE STAR EATER, and THIS BOOK IS SPINELESS.



Source: Floresville ISD

Blog Post By: Miranda Escoto, The University of Texas at Austin

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