On Veteran's Day, Wednesday, November 11th, at 9:00 am, author/illustrator, Julie Olson will visit our school to present a patriotic program to our students.Ms. Olson writes and illustrates picture books for children of all ages. And her latest book even sits on many adults’ bookshelves. An engaging speaker, she motivates students to be creative with her personal stories and tips on pursuing a dream. Ms. Olson’s latest book, DISCOVER AMERICA: From Sea to Shining Sea, is an inspirational patriotic tribute to our beloved country. Follow the little red balloon as it shows the diversity and beauty of America through the eyes of our nation’s children. To add an interactive experience, kids and classrooms all across the United States can go online to send off their own virtual balloon and track its progress. The interactive website for this book also includes free lesson plans, coloring pages, and educational information relating to America as well as the process of creating books. Some of her other titles include: The Emperor of Antarctica, Dear Cinderella, and Tickle, Tickle! Itch, Twitch. You can find out more about Julie Olson by visiting her websitewww.JulieOlsonBooks.com.