Posted Date: 11/10/2021
Caldecott Medal-winning author Brian Floca, who grew up in Temple and now lives and works in New York City, visited Melissa Thigpen’s 4th grade reading/language arts classes at Troy Elementary School on November 9. Students in Mrs. Thigpen’s classes have been reading Mr. Floca’s book Moonshot, specifically studying the author’s purpose and craft. Mr. Floca gave an in-depth presentation of how he writes books, from his initial inspiration for a book all the way through to publication. He told the students that writing and illustrating books is challenging but rewarding work, and that they should write books, too! Mrs. Thigpen’s students presented Mr. Floca with a collection of illustrated ideas for future books that he might consider writing. We are grateful that Mr. Floca made time in his schedule to come and visit with this group of students from Troy Elementary School.