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Local Author Stops By Birches Elementary with Pre-Ordered Books

Birches Author Visit  




BIrches Author Visit Local author Darlene Beck Jacobson had been looking forward to sharing her newest book - Wishes, Dares, and How to Stand Up to a Bully (Creston 2020) - with students at Birches Elementary this month.  Even though the pandemic closed schools and forced the cancellation of her scheduled visit, Jacobson stopped by Birches on May 21st to deliver copies of the book that had been pre-ordered by the students.  With safety precautions in place, she signed each book and put a sticker with the message of the book, “Do the Right Thing, Not the Easy Thing” on the title page.


The school hopes to re-schedule Jacobson’s visit to Birches other Washington Township Schools when students return to the classroom next year.


“Her dedication to the students and her work is truly admirable,” school librarian Sarah Kramer said.  “We are grateful to fifth-grade teacher Mary Byatt who facilitated the book delivery.”