EE Students Skype with Author

Posted on June 2, 2015, in Academics




Today, Edinboro Elementary fourth graders connected with author Phil Bildner through the telecommunications application software product Skype.

Phil Bildner is the author of the New York Times bestselling Sluggers! series, the Texas Bluebonnet Award–winning Shoeless Joe & Black Betsy, its companion The Shot Heard ‘Round the World, and Turkey Bowl illustrated by C.F. Payne; and Twenty-One Elephants, illustrated by LeUyen Pham. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Bildner Skyped with the students from his home in Brooklyn, NY. The interview lasted forty-five minutes and the author told the students about his life, his books and being a writer. He gave the students advice and also answered their questions.

“It was such a great experience for the students to be able to communicate face to face with an author,” said Michelle Androstic, a Librarian & Gifted Education Teacher.

Mrs. Androstic set up the visit, which was funded by the Edinboro Elementary PTO.