Friday, March 2, 2012
In honor of "I Love to Read" month, South High invited several local authors in to speak about their books. The third author to share his story and book is author Jacob Wheeler. He visited South High School on Tuesday, February 23th to talk to Geography and History classes about Guatemala and International Adoption.
Jacob spoke to a crowded auditorium in the morning and then spent the rest of the day in the media center talking with staff at lunch and then working with individual classes. He read from his book, Between Light and Shadow and answered lots of questions. Several students expressed interest in reading his book about Guatemalan adoption. Many students throughout the day had shared their personal stories around adoption. One girl spoke out as an adoptee from Guatemala and another young man told his story of being adopted at age 10 in Minnesota. They were very powerful stories.
Jacob Wheeler is a freelance journalist for The Uptake.org, a local online press, as well as author of Between Light and Shadow. He plans to write another book.
All in all it was a great day. Thanks Jacob!