As part of the Lower School library curriculum, 1st and 2nd Graders participated in a video-conference session with award-winning picture book author Adam Lehrhaupt, best known for his first book, Warning: Do Not Open This Book!, winner of the E.B. White Read Aloud Honor Award.
Librarian Lauren Florez designed the opportunity to support ongoing classroom lessons on the elements of a story such as protagonist/ antagonist, setting, plot, and climax. To help students understand these terms, Lehrhaupt gave examples from his books and from other well-known children's books. He also shared with these aspiring writers that he wrote his first book when he was in 2nd Grade.