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SCHERERVILLE | There were "stories galore" when children's author Judy Fradin came to Forest Ridge Academy.

"Book Week was the perfect occasion to invite Fradin to share her experience and knowledge of 20 years of writing children's literature," said FRA librarian Sue Troppman. "An expert in nonfiction, Fradin said that she only writes good quality literature that she would want her own grandchildren to read."

Among her works are biographies, and a natural disaster series. She has also penned many stories about slavery. 

"When writing a story, read it out loud, and to quote Shakespeare, make sure the words fall 'trippingly off the tongue,'" Fradin advised the Forest Ridge students.

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Fifth-grader Marcus Chang was surprised to learn about all the revising and editing an author has to do.

"Ms. Fradin had a lot of tips on writing that will help me with a books I'm writing,"student Michelle Phelps said.

According to Troppman, "Judy Fradin captivated the children with interesting slides and stories. She was an inspiration to our young writers. We were delighted to meet her."

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