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NCS welcomes famous author

LAKE PLACID - North Country School presents an evening with Linda Sue Park Jan. 27, at 7 p.m.

Park, the daughter of Korean immigrants, is the author of a broad range of work including novels, picture books and poetry, written for children in pre-school through early high school. She is the 2002 Newberry Medal recipient for her novel, "A Single Shard."

After a brief presentation, Park will join NCS English faculty to host an open forum on teaching cultural diversity through literature.Teachers, librarians, education majors, and interested parents are invited to join in discussing the relevance of first-hand exposure to multicultural and historical liturature. Additional resources, including handouts, annotated bibliographies and relevant book selections, will be available.

The program is funded in part by Poets & Writers, Inc. with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts. For additional information, contact Alison Follos at 523-9329.

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