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The DeSoto High School Library hosted the campus Literacy Club, Collegiate Magnet Program students and Northside Elementary students for a special book signing by Dallas educator and author Shondra M. Quarles. The signing was part of the Teen Read Week Promotion to promote the 2016-17 Eagles Read Campaign.

Quarles, who has a passion for teaching, was inspired to become an author by her students. She wrote Kindergartner Wisdom because she was enthralled by their perceptions of the world. Her next book, Kinder Tales, is currently in the making. She also wrote The Teacher Who Didn’t Want to go to School, dedicated to educators around the world who make sacrifices to serve better the students they teach.

Quarles obtained her bachelor’s degree from the University of the Southwest in Early Childhood Education. She co-authored an action research project titled Chasing Core Knowledge: Where to Find the Time which was published by the Center for Teaching Excellence.

Students were able to hear from Quarles about becoming an author and as questions about the process.

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