SWOSU Students Attend Festival of Books


Festival of Books
Among the 17 SWOSU students who attended the recent Mildred Laughlin Festival of Books were (from left): Kayla Ogden, Fairview; Liz Holt, Chickasha; Tiffany Landreth, Watonga; Christine Price, Altus; sponsor Dr. Ann Russell; Taylor Boyd and Bonnie Lightfoot, both of Weatherford; and Layne Boddy, Altus.

Seventeen elementary education and early childhood majors at Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford recently attended the Mildred Laughlin Festival of Books in Midwest City.

The festival was sponsored by the Oklahoma Library Association.

Dr. Ann Russell, who served as faculty sponsor, said the students had the opportunity to hear two Caldecott Honor Award recipients, Betsy and Ted Lewin, who presented their lively picture book art. They also heard New York Times best selling author, Alex Flinn, speak about her young adult novel Beastly. Students also previewed many new books for children in a large display provided.