Award Winning Author To Visit

McClain Library at SGIS - Collierville Welcomes Author

Newbery Honor Author Vince Vawter

We are pleased to announce that Vince Vawter - author of Paperboy - will be visiting the SGIS Collierville Campus on Friday, February 28th to speak to a Middle School Assembly. Mr. Vawter's book was recently awarded the distinction of being a 2014 Newbery Honor book for Excellence in Children's Literature by the American Library Association. The setting of Paperboy is here in Memphis, TN. Students will have an opportunity to meet Mr. Vawter and have copies of his book signed following the assembly.

Middle School Assembly - Friday, February 28th at 10am

St. George's Collierville Campus - McNeil Gymnasium

To Pre-Order a copy of Paperboy to have signed - Please return the attached form to the library by Monday, February 24th. ORDER FORM
An 11-year-old boy living in Memphis in 1959 throws the meanest fastball in town, but talking is a whole different ball game. He can barely say a word without stuttering, not even his own name. So when he takes over his best friend's paper route for the month of July, he knows he'll be forced to communicate with the different customers, including a housewife who drinks too much and a retired merchant marine who seems to know just about everything.

The paper route poses challenges, but it's a run-in with the neighborhood junkman, a bully and thief, that stirs up real trouble--and puts the boy's life, as well as that of his family's devoted housekeeper, in danger. (Description from Goodreads)