Grace Lin Visits

Kindergarteners and first graders at Katonah Elementary School set aside a few days to become experts on award-winning children’s book author Grace Lin. Teachers read one of her picture books aloud each day including “A Big Mooncake for Little Star” and “A Big Bed for Little Snow.” Each class thought together about the way Lin wove Chinese folktales into her stories and illustrations.

So when Lin appeared in their classrooms for a virtual visit, students were very prepared and it was very exciting. “She was great,” said kindergarten teacher Sheryl Carini. “Very energetic and so age appropriate!" The engaging visit was part of the school’s celebration of PARP.