Lincoln-Way West hosts Author Day
Friday, November 3, 2017

On Friday, November 3, 2017, Lincoln-Way West hosted five authors as part of the Anderson’s Bookshop Young Adult Literature Conference this weekend. Lincoln-Way West had an author visiting the Lincoln-Way West library every hour.

The authors who visited Lincoln-Way West included Katie Kennedy, Kara Thomas, Gabrielle Prendergast, Heather Maclean, and Marit Weisenberg.

During zero hour and first period, author Katie Kennedy visited to speak with students about her book, What Goes Up? In this book, Rosa and Eddie are among hundreds of teens applying to NASA's mysterious Interworlds Agency, when something happens that even NASA's scientists couldn't predict.

During second period, author Kara Thomas visited the Lincoln-Way West library to speak about her book, Little Monsters. In this book, the main character Kacey is about to learn some very important lessons: Sometimes appearances can be deceiving. Sometimes when you’re the new girl, you shouldn’t trust anyone.

During third and fourth period, author Gabrielle Prendergast visited to speak about her book, Zero Repeat Forever. The 5th Wave meets Beauty and the Beast in this fast-paced and heart-stopping novel about an invasion of murderous creatures and one girl fighting for her life at the end of the world.

During fifth period, author Heather Maclean visited to speak with students interested in her book, Toward a Secret Sky. In this book, Maren is sent to live with her grandparents in Scotland after the death of her mother. She is given her mother's journal, full of words and drawings she doesn't understand, and it's her journey to deciphering it and this world she had no idea her parents were a part of.

Lastly, during sixth and seventh period, author Marit Weisenburg visited the Lincoln-Way West library to speak with students about her book, Select. When main character, Julia, accidentally jeopardizes the delicate anonymity of her people, she's banished to the one place meant to make her feel inferior: public high school.

Lincoln-Way West students were able to visit the authors during classes or during advisories. The authors had their books available for purchase, but the Lincoln-Way West library also has copies available to check out at anytime.