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Literacy Live 2018



Oak Hill Academy welcomes Chris Barton!

Wednesday, September 26





Literacy Live is a wonderful event that celebrates all aspects of literacy, by giving our students an opportunity to meet an author or illustrator and hear about the literary process. We are excited to welcome Chris Barton as our guest speaker for Oak Hill Academy’s 9th Annual Literacy Live.  Mr. Barton will be presenting "Write What You'd Love to Learn." 

Chris Barton is the author of picture books including bestseller Shark Vs. Train, Sibert Honor-winning The Day-Glo Brothers, and Whoosh!: Lonnie Johnson's Super-Soaking Stream of Inventions, included on 18 state reading lists. His newest books include Dazzle Ships, the Mighty Truck early-reader series, and What Do You Do with a Voice Like That? The Story of Extraordinary Congresswoman Barbara Jordan. Chris and his wife, YA/middle-grade novelist Jennifer Ziegler, live in Austin, Texas, where Chris has advocated for greater diversity in children's literature by cofounding the Modern First Library program with BookPeople. For more information about him, please

Book Signing

Autographed books are available for pre-order through an online portal provided by Interabang. Pre-orders are available September 3-15th.  Visit the online portal to place your order. Signed books will be delivered to your student's advisory classroom.


Literacy Live has become a highlight of Oak Hill Academy's school year. We have loved learning about all aspects of literacy through these wonderful visiting guests:

2018 - Chris Barton

2017 - Dr. Jaime D. Crowley and Dr. Kristen M. Ohlenforst

2016 - Michael Anthony Steele

2015 - Susan Stevens Crummel

2014 - Kimberly Willis Holt

2013 - Polly Holyoke

2012 - Melissa M. Williams

2011 - Paul O. Zelinsky

2010 - Avi