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Author speaks to local middle schools

LANDIS — North Carolina author Sheila Turnage spoke at Corriher-Lipe Middle School recently to sixth-grade students from Knox, Southeast and China Grove Middle Schools. The entire student body of Corriher-Lipe also attended.

Turnage is the author of the “Mo and Dale” series which includes Newbery Honor book “Three Times Lucky,” as well as “Ghosts of Tupelo Landing” and “The Odds of Getting Even.” Corriher-Lipe and China Grove middle read “Three Times Lucky” this year, and the book is scheduled to be on the 2017 Battle of the Books list.

The 45-minute presentation discussed Turnage’s first grade realization that she was going to be a writer, as well as the importance of self concept and goal setting. She provided an overview of her books and the “Mo and Dale” series while discussing how she creates her characters, conflicts and plots.

“The highlight of my week was meeting author Sheila Turnage. Her books became an important resource in my classroom, allowing my students to read and enjoy a little mystery. The fact that Sheila came to our school was an amazing experience,” teacher Katie Carosa said.

The Media Services Department sponsored this event in conjunction with Corriher-Lipe Media Coordinator Cheryl Lange. Students and teachers were able to purchase copies of the books and have them signed by Turnage after her presentations.

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