Will Wilder Series
On March 21, New York Times bestselling author Raymond Arroyo visited Live Oak Middle to talk about his books The Relic of Perilous Falls and The Lost Staff of Wonders. He spoke about his TV show, in which he has interviewed notable figures such as Mother Theresa, President Trump, the pope, etc. He also spoke about his writing process and answered students' questions. Afterwards, the students were able to get their books autographed. What an experience!
Tamara Ellis Smith
Another Kind of Hurricane
On October 28, Live Oak Middle students were treated to a visit from author Tamara Ellis Smith, author of Another Kind of Hurricane as part of their “Washed in the Flood Unit”. Ms. Smith spoke to the students about her book, the writing process, and following their passions in life, and then the students were able to have their own copies of the book autographed. The students read several literary works, researched in the library, and completed a children’s book project. During this unit, the students read about disasters from several viewpoints to help them process the devastation in our area in a positive and constructive way. A special thanks to Cavalier House Books for setting up this amazing opportunity!