Community members are welcome to attend the school’s Literacy Celebration at the Earl Scruggs Center at 5:30 p.m. Monday, September 8th, to hear Mary Alice Monroe speak, and to recognize Crest High School’s dedication to literacy.
During the summer break, students, teachers, and administrators participated in the program by reading novels from a select list that was determined by a committee of Crest High students and faculty members. The evening celebration concludes an entire day focused on literacy events including small group book chats with CCS' central services staff, faculty, and students.
Community members are invited to come celebrate with students and to hear Monroe speak, free of charge.
Her books have achieved several best seller lists, including the New York Times, SIBA, USA Today and are sold worldwide. Her childrens books received several awards, including the ASPCA Henry Bergh award. Monroe was awarded the SC Center for the Book Award for Fiction and the International Book Award for Green Fiction. In May 2014, she was awarded the Career Achievement Award for mainstream fiction by RT Book Reviews and the South Carolina Book Festival Literary Excellence Award.
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