Liberty Elementary's 2023-2024 Guest Author Visits
Using Book Fair funds, Liberty Library enjoys sponsoring authors & illustrators
to meet with our students as a way to encourage a love of reading, writing, and illustrating.
Authors are visiting Liberty Elementary to kick-off Diversity Week!
Hanh Bui will be presenting to our K-2nd graders on Monday afternoon, January 29, 2024
Ms. Bui's became an author because "Inspired by her first American teacher at Fort Indiantown Gap, a refugee camp, Hanh grew up to also become a teacher. During her years as an educator, she was disappointed that there were few books with Asian American characters or stories written by Vietnamese American authors. She wanted all of the students in her class to see themselves represented in the books they read." Visit her website at: www.hanhbui.net To order her book click here.
Courtney Pippin-Mathur will be presenting to our 3rd - 5th graders on Monday morning, January 29, 2024
Mrs. Pippin-Mathur grew up in East Texas and passed the hot summer days reading, drawing, watching She-Ra, and exploring her grandma’s farm. She now lives in Northern VA with her husband and three kids and is the author/illustrator of two picture books, “Maya was Grumpy” and “Dragons Rule, Princesses Drool”. She also co-wrote and illustrated a picture book with her sister-in-law, Sanyukta Mathur, titled “Happy Diwali!” about their multiracial and multi-cultural family celebrations. Their newest book, It's Holi, will be published in 2024! Visit her Website at https://www.pippinmathur.com