EBR Celebrates National Author’s Day

Nov. 10 2021

The East Baton Rouge Parish School System celebrated National Author’s Day throughout the parish. Local authors stopped by several schools on Nov. 1 to read excerpts from their published books and to highlight literacy.

Lindsey Duga, author of “Kiss of the Royal,” “The Haunting ” and the newly released “Ghost in the Headlights,” read to students at Glasgow Middle School. The students reached their Accelerated Reader goals, enjoyed hearing Duga read and were able to learn the process of writing a book. Duga also gave away autographed copies of her books to selected students.

Next, author Carla Ombre read her book of poems to ninth graders at McKinley Senior High School. Ombre read poems from “Echoes of My Soul” that spotlighted the struggles of African American atudents and parents today. She led a group discussion on mental health awareness in the classroom and also gifted the class with a copy of her book.

Lastly, Buchanan Elementary School’s first graders created minibooks to celebrate National Author’s Day. The volunteers with Volunteers in Public Schools helped students become authors for a day by writing and illustrating novels. Angela Wynn, author of “Fix My Smile,” read her book to a selected group of gifted and talented second graders.

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