Shelley Pearsall, a Caudill Award nominee and author of "The Seventh Most Important Thing" and "All Shook up" will visit Indian Trails Library, 355 Schoenbeck Rd., Wheeling, Tuesday, December 5, from 6:30-8 pm. She will give a presentation and answer questions about her books and her journey to becoming an author.
Pearsall is the author of six books for middle grade and teen readers. Prior to becoming a full-time author, she taught in the public schools, as well as worked in the education departments of several parks and history museums where she created museum theater programs.
Pearsall's first book, "Trouble Don't Last," was published in 2002 and received the Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction. All six of Shelley's books have appeared on numerous state reading award lists.
As an author, she is committed to bringing history to life for readers in engaging and compelling ways. Since childhood, she has written stories with diverse characters and voices because she believes in the possibilities of books to build bridges and start conversations.
This event is free, but registration is requested at www.itpld.org. For more information call 847-459-4100.