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Author visits La Paloma, awards top AR readers


Last updated 12/25/2008 at Noon

School-wide top Accelerated Reader point earner Shannon G. enjoys recognition for his efforts from librarian Beverly Sherman and PTA AR coordinator Young Milton.

FALLBROOK — “How many books do you think that the average American adult buys each year?”

Guest author Laura McNeal posed the question to 75 distinguished students at a special lunchtime award celebration on Friday, December 12.

The top 25 Accelerated Reading (AR) point-earners from each grade level guessed the number would be somewhere between seven and 150 books.

Mouths dropped open in astonishment when McNeal revealed that, on the average, each adult in America purchases only one book per year.

Co-author of several young adult fiction books, McNeal shared her history and love o...

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