New York Times bestselling author to visit University Laboratory School


Nathan Hale, New York Times bestselling author and illustrator, will spend two days with University Laboratory School middle school students Wednesday, December 8, and Thursday, December 9, offering a presentation, writing workshops and an appearance at the ULS annual Community Read.

Nathan Hale is best known for his Hazardous Tales series, one of which won a place on the Texas Bluebonnet Award master list. He also illustrated the graphic novel Rapunzel’s Revenge, which was an Al’s Book Club for Kids selection, an ALA-ALSC Notable Children’s Book, and a YALSA Great Graphic Novel for Teens, as well as the recipient of three starred reviews.

Hale will begin his day on Wednesday at ULS with writing workshops for small groups of 7th grade students and will give a presentation at 2 p.m. in the school’s auditorium to all 6th and 7th grade students. On Thursday morning, small groups of 6th graders will have the opportunity to attend writing workshops with Hale as well.

On Wednesday evening, Hale will participate in the ULS annual Community Read, an event hosted by the Lab School Library that brings students, parents, siblings, teachers, and librarians—and this year, the author himself—together to share the joy of reading.  Earlier this fall, each 7th grade family was given a copy of Nathan Hale’s One Dead Spy with the invitation to read the book together or pass it from one family member to another.  At 6:30 p.m., ULS 7th grade students, families, and teachers will gather in the library for an evening of book discussion and refreshments and an opportunity to ask the author questions, share ideas, and form a community of readers. 


For more information, contact:

Adrienne Gale

Communications Manager

LSU Laboratory School

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