Author Visits

Bestselling Author & We Need Diverse Books Team Member

visited 6th graders at McCracken on March 7th!

Andrea Davis Pinkney & Brian Pinkney

On February 25th, 7th grade students will have the privilege of attending a special stage production of Martin Rising: Requiem for a King by Andrea Davis Pinkney and Brian Pinkney. This limited run performance is being produced through a partnership between Skokie Public Library, Northlight Theater and the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center. After the performance, we will have the opportunity to ask questions and listen to the authors speak about their work.

Find out more about Martin Rising with the following links!

Martin's Story Whisper (School Library Journal--1/18/19)

Martin Rising: Requiem for a King by Andrea Davis Pinkney & Brian Pinkney

On Our Minds Podcast: Martin Rising

Martin Rising Discussion Guide

Martin Rising Lessons

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McCracken loves Authors!

Past author encounters have included: Gordon Korman, Wendy Mass, Mitali Perkins, Deborah Ellis, Justin Somper, Jay Asher, Brandon Mull, Audrey Couloumbis, John Hulme, Michael Wexler, Joan Lester, Margaret Peterson Haddix, Lisa McMann, James Klise, Dan Gemeinhart, Hope Larson, Andrea Davis Pinkney and Sayantani DasGupta.