Literature in the Middle School

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Georgia children's author Mary Cunningham to offer presentation at University of West Georgia in Carollton, GA.

The University of West Georgia will feature Georgia author Mary Cunningham as part of their summer program. On July 11, 2006 she will present a program on Literature in the Middle School. The author of the Cynthia's Attic series, children's/young adult novels THE MISSING LOCKET and the forthcoming THE MAGIC MEDALLION, caters her stories to the middle grade ages and is finding them well received in schools nationwide. As an advocate of literacy for youth, Mary Cunningham offers an enchanting method for bringing the written word into the lives of children. Her presentation will take place at 7:00 pm at 1601 Maple Street, Carrollton, GA, 30118.

With a vast array of distractions available to the younger generation, Mary Cunningham believes that the values and ethics of our children can easily be redirected if the youngsters are presented with materials that not only entertain, but educate. With the constant advancements in technology, Mary counts herself fortunate to be with a publisher that not only offers her titles in the traditional paperback formats, but in electronic books as well. She finds that it allows her the opportunity to reach readers who prefer the "gadgets" available, while still presenting her stories.

Mary Cunningham is also the co-author of the humorous lifestyle book, Women Only Over Fifty, WOOF, and is published in the Gulf Coast Writers Anthology, Vol. VI.

Cynthia had an attic. Not just an ordinary attic. Cynthia's attic was magic.

Cynthia and I came into the world just three months apart. We grew up on the same quiet, sycamore-lined street, our friendship as close as our houses. Fifty years earlier, our grandmothers were best friends. However, we didn't realize the extent of their friendship until after our experience in Cynthia's attic. This is the story of one of our great adventures...the way I remember it.

"A fantastic time travel fantasy that middle school children will treasure. The escapades of Gus and Cynthia grip the audience…with humor and trepidation, but always with fun… Readers will appreciate time traveling with this dynamic duo…and continuing in the past on the high seas." –The Readers Guild

"Young readers will be captivated by the adventures of Augusta Lee "Gus" and Cynthia, two twelve-year-old friends who find excitement and danger…" –Melinda Richarz Bailey, author of the young reader novel, Murder at the Oaklands Mansion

"In Cunningham's skillful hands, mystery and magic merge into one spirited adventure shared by faithful friends, Cynthia and Gus. Brimming with humor and suspense, this delightful book is sure to become an all-time favorite of young readers." –Diana Black, illustrator and creator of Blanche & Sunflower

She is available for book signing, workshop, and speaking events. Please contact Karen Syed or the author directly.

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