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Karla Harry Visiting Author    

The Visiting Author Program provides Gordon students the unique experience of delving into the writer’s craft by working with nationally recognized authors and illustrators. It is supported by the Karla Harry Visiting Author Fund, which was established in 2006 in memory of Karla Harry, Gordon’s beloved librarian and adored community member. This fund was initially endowed by Almon, Suzanne, Stephen, and Sara Hall. Gifts from Karla’s friends and family have expanded its mission, and this permanent fund has become a vital part of the school’s library program and literature curriculum.

2007 Visiting Author Kimberly Willis Holt

2008 Visiting Author Ed Young

2009 Visiting Author Marilyn Nelson

2010 Visiting Author Julia Alvarez

2011 Visiting Author April Pulley Sayre

2014 Visiting Author Andrea Davis Pinkney

2015 Visiting Author James Howe

Steve Jenkins and Robin Page
The 2016 Karla Harry Visiting Authors are Steve Jenkins and Robin Page, authors and illustrators who have collaborated on sixteen children's books. Natural science is the focus of much of their work, with lively (and often life-sized) depictions of the animal world.
During their four days at Gordon, they will give presentations to all three divisions of the school, and lead in-depth workshops on art, science and authorship with second grade, fourth grade and seventh grade. An assortment of their books were included in the 2016 summer reading for Lower School and Middle School.
During the three days of the GCA Book Fair, they will be available after school (3:20 to 5pm) to sign books. The book signings are open to the public.
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