Newbery-Winning Author Visits Burleigh Elementary
Kelly shows her illustrations to students

On Wednesday, May 2, Erin Entrada Kelly spoke to 600 students at Burleigh Elementary. Kelly is the Newbery Award-winning author of Hello, Universe, and her latest book, You Go First, released April 10.

She spoke to students about writing and illustrating, the power of friendship and kindness, and the negative impacts of bullying. Following the presentation, Kelly answered questions and signed books for students and staff. "We are so incredibly grateful to continue to provide these unique experiences for our students," said Kay Benning. "It is a privilege to be able to have our students learn about reading and writing straight from the Newbery winning author."

This author visit was sponsored by 2017 Elmbrook Engaged in Excellence Award recipient for Outstanding Community Partner, Boswell Books, at no cost to the district. This school year, numerous award-winning authors visited the district as a continuation of our joint-initiative to engage students in reading and writing. Click here to stay up-to-date on upcoming author visits.

Kelly answers student questions