Better than a mug shot, right, Sonia?
Mrs. Elledge and her "victim" Margaret Peterson Haddix
Eastfield's favorite author
Today, the Seventh and Eighth Grade classes were so privileged to attend an author appearance at Charlotte Latin School. Forty-seven students and eight adults had the chance of a lifetime to listen to, meet, and take pictures with Margaret Peterson Haddix, author of Running Out of Time, Uprising, the Hidden Children series, and many more. Mrs. Haddix talked to the Seventh graders of Charlotte Latin and the Eastfield group about her inspirations for writing her 29 books, about her experiences surrounding the writing and publishing world, and new books that will be published in the next few years, including The Always Wars.
We all thoroughly enjoyed listening to Mrs. Haddix speak, but the fun really began when we were invited to take pictures with her and have books autographed. While gesticulating at Mr. Aaron to come have his picture made, our fearless librarian, Mrs. Elledge accidentally whacked Mrs. Haddix in the nose! She broke out laughing and hugged Mrs. Elledge, resulting in the priceless photo you see above. She'll never forget you, Mrs. Elledge!
Kindle cover autographed! Just look at that smile!
So here we all are, the hoodlum gang from Eastfield, minus the heads of the fellas at the top. (Sorry guys, I didn't take this picture!) I want to thank our bus drivers, Jada and Aaron, who got us to Charlotte in the downpouring rain safely. And thanks to Leesa Robinson, Summer Young, Terri Thorpe, and Ryan Taylor for chaperoning so that we could have such a great experience.
And special thanks to Margaret Peterson Haddix and Sonia Elledge, who were both such good sports and made the day special indeed.
If you have never read Margaret Peterson Haddix books, I HIGHLY recommend Running Out of Time, Among the Hidden, and Uprising.
You won't be sorry!