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Liberty Middle School Students Meet Popular Author Kate T. Parker

WEST ORANGE, NJ - Liberty Middle School students had an amazing opportunity to meet author, photographer, and philanthropist Kate T. Parker on May 2.


Parker is the author and photographer of two books, "Strong is the New Pretty," and "The Heart of a Boy." She met with approximately 100 students and her message was "it's ok to be who you are."


"Watchung Booksellers community outreach program, in conjunction with Workman Publishing, sponsored our event," began Library Media Specialist Lisa Touzeau.


"Her message of we all have gifts and each one of should celebrate those gifts resonated with all of the students involved," she explained.


In addition to the large group session,   Parker also met with a smaller group who had the opportunity to ask in-depth questions.


"The message I particularly liked in this small group was that she showed students that in order to be successful creatively, she needed to use skill sets that included math, English, interpersonal skills, and self discipline," concluded Touzeau.


Author Visit


  LMS Author Visit


LMS Author Visit

LMS Lisa Touzeau, Kate T. Parker, and ELA teacher Kim DeMeo.

Cynthia Cumming
May 4, 2019