Nadia Hashimi at Buck Lodge Middle School

Author and physician Nadia Hashimi shared her personal background and its influence on her as a writer when she presented her middle grade debut One Half From the East to three groups of seventh graders at Buck Lodge Middle School recently.  Emphasizing the universal nature of some stories–and the students’ own innate potential as storytellers–Nadia encouraged students to share their own unique voices and life experiences.  Capping off the successful event was an exceptional stack of thank you notes from the students, gifted writers themselves!