Recently at Palm Pointe Educational Research School @ Tradition, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students were treated to a visit by David Mark Lopez, author of the Maddie’s Magic Marker historical fiction series. Mr. Lopez amazed students by reciting and acting out entire chapters from two of his books and engaged them with a question and answer session. In their Media class, prior to his visit, students learned or reviewed what makes a book fit the genre of historical fiction and cited examples of other series they had read that fit the description. Students and parents were so engaged in Mr. Lopez’s presentation that they broke his record for book purchases at a school – over 600 autographed copies were purchased! Students are now creating emails thanking Mr. Lopez and citing evidence from his visit to rate his books and performance. Pictured are students with their new autographed books and the author David Lopez.