Inspirational Author Visit

Inspirational Author Visit photo

Literacy came alive for sixth-grade students from Sagamore and Seneca middle schools when they enjoyed an inspiring day with author and illustrator George O’Connor.

During two separate assembly programs, Mr. O’Connor spoke of his experiences as a student and what sparked his interest to pursue the career he excels at today. He also walked the students through his Greek mythology-based book series, “Olympians,” providing students with valuable illustrating tips and techniques. Concluding his presentations, Mr. O’Connor showcased his quick drawing style during an impressive 25-second drawing demonstration of Greek god Zeus.  

As an added treat, those students who participated in the Sachem Public Library Summer Reading Program had the chance to eat breakfast (Seneca) or lunch (Sagamore) with O’Connor and engage in a small-group question-and-answer session.