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Grade 5 Book Club Hosts Illustrator Dinara Mirtalipova

Grade 5 parent and professional illustrator Dinara Mirtalipova was our special guest at Old Trail Tuesday. Dinara is the illustrator of the 2016 Newberry honor book, Echo, written by Pam Munoz Ryan.

Dinara met with our Grade 5 Book Club students who were discussing Echo, their most recent book selection, at their fourth meeting of the year. The students had a wonderful discussion about this book before listening to Dinara share her story about the process of creating cover artwork for a publisher. From the original concept to the many iterations that followed, it was enlightening for the students to learn what it's really like to be a professional illustrator. 

Many thanks to Dinara for sharing her story with us! It was wonderful for the students to meet the person who played such a large role in the presentation of the book they just read! 


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