Elmbrook Schools Logo
Newbery-Winning Author Jennifer Holm Visits Tonawanda

Jennifer Holm and staff member with drawingOn Thursday, October 4, best-selling author Jennifer Holm visited Tonawanda Elementary. Holm spoke to students from Tonawanda and Swanson about how she incorporates science in her writing, and how some of the most wonderful discoveries happen by accident. She drew some of her book characters, and answered student questions. Following the presentation, she signed books with students and provided encouragement for their reading and writing adventures.

Jennifer Holm is a three-time Newbery Medal winner for her novels Penny From Heaven, Turtle in Paradise and Our Only May Amelia. Her visit was in promotion of her latest book, The Third Mushroom.

This author visit was sponsored by Elmbrook's community partner, Boswell Books. This school year, numerous award-winning authors are scheduled to visit the district as a continuation of our joint-initiative to engage students in reading and writing. Click here to see more upcoming author visits.

See photos from the visit below.