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Award-Winning Authors to Speak at SU

On Friday, April 5th, the Henson School, the Department of Environmental Studies, the Fulton School, the Seidel School, Seagull Century, and the Nature Generation are pleased to sponsor talks by award-winning authors Elliot Schrefer and Phillip Hoose.

Elliot Schrefer is the author of Endangered, The Deadly Sister, The School for Dangerous Girls, Glamorous Disasters, and The New Kid. Schefer is a contributor to The Huffington Post and a reviewer for USA Today. He has been profiled in Newsweek, New York magazine, and WWD, among other publications. Endangered is the recipient of the 2012 Green Earth Book Award in the Young Adult Fiction Category, and a finalist for the National Book Award.  His talk will take place at 12:00 PM in TETC 226, The Curriculum Resource Center.  A reception will take place at 3:00 PM in the Frederick Room in the Commons.

Phillip Hoose is the widely-acclaimed author of books, essays, stories, songs, and articles, including Hey, Little Ant, The Race to Save the Lord God Bird, National Book Award Finalist We Were There, Too! Young People in US History, and National Book Award winner Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice.  At 1:00 PM, in TETC 226, he will speak about his latest book, Moonbird (2012), which received the Young Adult Nonfiction Green Earth Book Award.  The book follows the life of one Red Knot Rufa, an endangered shorebird whose migration brings it through the Eastern Shore

Both authors are on campus as part of the Green Earth Book Awards, Children's and Young Adult Literature Festival, and the Read Green Conference.  For more information, please visit