Courtesy photo Author Millie Richmond will be at the Lake Placid Memorial Library at 10:30 a.m. Friday to speak with 7- to 11-year-olds from neighborhood schools. Homeschoolers also are most welcome.
published: Friday, January 25, 2013
Richmond, author, shares with young school children
Special to the News-Sun
LAKE PLACID - The Lake Placid Memorial Library will host author Millie Richmond (www.millierichmond.com) at 10:30 a.m. Friday. Richmond will share a brief presentation with 7- to 11-year- olds from neighborhood schools. Homeschoolers also are most welcome.
There is no charge to attend this event.
Richmond's chapter book, "Hildy," earned first place for the Florida Writers Association 2012 Royal Palm Literary Award. It's an upbeat story about a 9-year-old girl who becomes significantly hearing impaired. She has to deal with the problems that creates, including being bullied by classmates, losing track of her little sister, and getting separated from her class on a school field trip. But Hildy is not one to give up or give in and readers find themselves rooting for her on every page.
Richmond also has written "Daddy's Gone," for children dealing with grief, and "May I Have a Dog?", a light-hearted picture book due out in Spring 2013.
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