Fourth grade students in Bridget Mathiowetz’s class at North Elementary had the chance to meet
virtually with local children’s book author Julie Gilbert, who also is the mother of one of their classmates, Jesse Gilbert.
“Learning and connecting with my students and their families during this time of distance learning has really been amazing,” Mathiowetz said. “Through conversations with one of my students, Jesse Gilbert, I learned about how his mother is a published author for Capstone Publishing out of North Mankato. I dug and did a little research and ordered her books for my classroom shelves.
“Julie Gilbert writes various genres and has awesome series books for elementary aged students. We decided that a virtual author visit would be a fun way to engage readers and writers.”
During her visit Gilbert showed the class her very first book she wrote in seventh grade and also the published books she's worked on recently.
“We also talked about the process of writing a book and how a book goes from an idea, to written words, to edited words, and put together into the final product,” Mathiowetz said.
Some books Gilbert has either written or helped write include, the Girls Survive series, Cemetery Songs, The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire, and the Dark Waters series.
To learn more about the author Julie Gilbert and the books she has written please check out her website at https://www.juliegilbertbooks.com/