Kirby Larson will be Zooming into South Meadows Elementary School to give presentations to all students in grades 3–5, while 6th graders at Beach Middle School will be able to access to a pre-recorded interview. Kirby focuses on historical fiction and has written more than 25 books for children and teens including the 2007 Newbery Honor Book, Hattie Big Sky. Some of her other books include Dash (recipient of the Scott O’Dell Historical Fiction Prize), Duke, Liberty, and Code Word Courage from the Dogs of WWII series; Audacity Jones to the Rescue; and Nubs: The True Story of a Mutt, a Marine and a Miracle. When she’s not traveling the world in search of a new story to tell, Kirby calls Kenmore, Washington, home. More information about Kirby can be found here.