Award-Winning Author Visits Islip Students

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Award-winning author A.S. King, whose accolades include the 2011 Michael L. Printz Award Honor, visited Islip High School to speak with students about her latest book, “Reality Boy,” as well as about life skills, bullying and self-esteem, and navigating safe relationships.

“A.S. King’s unique style and powerful writing resonates with teens,” remarked school librarian Gina Seymour, who organized the visit. “She incorporates honest situations with strong male and female characters who realize they have the power to make a change in their lives. Her message that we must ‘do something, say something and act’ can inspire us all. There has been an increase in reading for pleasure since her visit, especially among our male students.”

Following her presentation, Ms. King held a question-and-answer session and book signing of “Reality Boy.”