Award-Winning Author Chats with Chipman Summer School Students

July 26, 2016 – A group of seventh grade students at Chipman Junior High had the opportunity to speak with the author of the book they read during their summer school session. Julie Chibbaro, award-winning author of the book Deadly, took time out of her busy schedule to chat with the students via Skype. The students were able to ask Chibbaro questions about her history of writing, her inspiration, and her plans for future novels.

“I was really excited to talk to her because I really liked the book,” said student Leticia Estrada. “I am going to remember this.”

Deadly is a medical mystery about the hunt for Typhoid Mary in 1906. The novel won the 2011 National Jewish Book Award and was Top 10 on the American Library Association’s Amelia Bloomer Project list. It was named a Bank Street Best Book, and an Outstanding Science Trade Book by the National Science Teachers Association, and is now part of many schools’ curriculum. Chibbaro has also written two other novels, Into the Dangerous World and Redemption.

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Julie Chibbaro chats with the students via Skype.

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Student Leticia Estrada.

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