Last week I was at the Virginia Association of School Librarians Annual Conference!
I met this amazing author, Ruta Sepetys. She wrote two books that we have in our library collection: "Between Shades of Gray" and "Salt to the Sea." Both are historical fiction and about history that could and would have been forgotten without someone to tell their story. She has done thorough research and these books are both eye openers to parts of our world history.
Scoop: Before she was an author, she managed Rock Stars!