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Author Doug Wilhelm Visits the Library

posted Mar 30, 2016, 5:40 AM by Saint Francis Xavier School Information   [ updated Apr 1, 2016, 9:59 AM ]
Can a former college basketball player become a celebrated young adult writer? Yes, if his name is Doug Wilhelm! Vermont author Doug Wilhelm recently visited the middle school classes at St. Francis Xavier. Mr. Wilhelm is the author of many books, including the young adult books The Revealers and its sequel True Shoes as well as many of the well-known “Choose Your Own Adventure” series titles. His books have been used in thousands of middle school curricula across the country, and Mr. Wilhelm has visited hundreds of these schools.  Grades 6 and 7 read The Revealers and Grade 8  read True Shoes as part of their language arts curriculum with Mrs. Richards; both of these titles focus on the realities of bullying in middle school, especially how it can be escalated by the proliferation of digital media.

With the roll-out of 1:1 tablets in middle school this school year, Mr. Wilhelm’s visit fits especially well as part of our digital citizenship curriculum. His visit was underwritten by the Paul Post Fund, which supports Vermont school and public libraries in their endeavor to encourage and enhance reading by young adults.