Guest Author Visits

Upper School Book Club

In the Upper School, we connect our author visits to a dynamic book club run through the leadership of our students under the guidance of Laura Klein, Upper School librarian. Each month students meet in the Stratton Upper School Library to discuss books that the club has preselected through a nomination and voting process.

Throughout the school year, book club hosts author SKYPE sessions, organizes author luncheons, and leads discussions on selected book titles. Book club members are an integral part in welcoming guest authors and hosting luncheons on campus. We also invite students, faculty, and the USM community to join us for programming around our author visits. These opportunities provide a personal connection to the writers of books we read, where dynamic discussions, discoveries, and insights are brought to the table.

Please respond to this form if you are interested in receiving updates on upcoming author talks, luncheons, and SKYPE sessions.

Guest Author and Speaker Visits

Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019
Masha Gessen, author of "The Future is History: How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia"

Friday, Sept. 13, 2019
Adib Khorram, author of "Darius the Great is Not Okay" (via Skype)

Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019

Erin Entrada Kelly, author of "Hello, Universe"

Friday, Sept. 27, 2019
Atia Abawi, author of "A Land of Permanent Goodbyes"

Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019
Stacy McAnulty, author of "The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl"

Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019
Paul Tough, author of "How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character"

Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019
Leslie Connor, author of "Waiting for Normal"

Monday, Nov. 4, 2019
Dean Robbins, author of "Margaret and the Moon: How Margaret Hamilton Saved the First Lunar Landing"

CANCELED: Wednesday, Apr. 22, 2020
Leslie Helakoski, author of "Are Your Stars Like My Stars?"

Please check back for additional 2020 author visits.
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