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Sixth Graders Meet Author Kelly Yang Virtually

Sixth grade virtual visit with author Kelly YangSixth graders at Shady Side Academy Middle School had the opportunity to participate in a virtual author visit on Monday, Oct. 25. The students were excited to meet and ask questions of author Kelly Yang, whose Front Desk Trilogy was a summer reading pick and a Library Book Club choice.

Yang's books are inspired by her family's immigrant experience of working towards the American dream. Through her writing, she reminds students to work towards their dreams, because they do come true.

The visit was made possible by the Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures (PAL) Authors to Schools program, in which a visiting author from the PAL Words & Pictures series hosts a one-hour question-and-answer session for area students following their public lecture. SSA Middle School was one of four schools selected to participate virtually in Yang's session.

Watch Yang's Oct. 24 Words & Pictures public lecture at the Carnegie Library here.

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