Author Gordon Korman visits Cary Elementary Dist. 26

  • Author Gordon Korman talks to students in Cary Elementary District 26. Students had read his 2017 novel "Restart" as a "One Book, One School" initiative.

    Author Gordon Korman talks to students in Cary Elementary District 26. Students had read his 2017 novel "Restart" as a "One Book, One School" initiative. Courtesy of Cary Elementary District 26

 
 
Updated 9/20/2018 4:24 PM

A New York Times Best-Selling author spent two days talking to students in Cary Elementary District 26.

Due to a generous grant from the Cary Education Foundation and each school's PTO, Gordon Korman was a guest in the district.

 

The original idea for Korman visiting the district came from Cary Junior High School reading his 2017 novel "Restart" as a "One Book, One School" initiative.

The staff and students of Cary Junior High read Korman's novel over the summer and participated in activities upon their return to school in August.

Korman had his first book published when he was 14 years old in seventh grade. His teacher allowed the class to write anything they wanted in creative writing, and the result was his first novel, "This Can't Be Happening at MacDonald Hall" in 1978. The "MacDonald Hall" series features seven books, and several of the novel were adapted into a TV series called "Bruno & Boots."

Korman's message to students in District 26 was how writing can occur simply from asking "What if?" and how important research can be in the process.

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The Canadian American author has published 94 books in a 40-year period, including his upcoming book "The Unteachables."

To learn more about the author, visit gordonkorman.com or follow him on Facebook.

For more on the school district, visit www.cary26.org.

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