Internationally Known Author to Visit O'Hara Elementary

Internationally known children's fiction writer Lois Lowry will be visiting with O'Hara Elementary School fifth graders November 23, 2015, at 10 a.m. Lowry's in-person visit to O'Hara will be live-streamed through a videoconference to other interested schools in the area.

The author visit at O'Hara is being sponsored through the Pittsburgh Arts and Lecture Series for Kids and Teens. During Lowry's visit, she will talk with the students about the books that she has written and the writing process. There will also be time for questions and answers from both the O'Hara students, as well as the students who are participating via videoconference. The O'Hara Elementary fifth grade students are currently reading Lowry's book, "Number the Stars."

Lowry is an author who writes books about the same general theme, "the importance of human connections." She has received many national and international awards for her books and twice has received the prestigious Newbery Medal. Her most well-known books include "The Giver," which was made into a film in 2014; "A Summer to Die" (her first book); and "Number the Stars."