BURNSVILLE, MINN (February 27, 2013) – Lauren Myracle, a nationally known award-winning author, recently visited the Galaxie Library in Apple Valley, Minnesota, as part of the Teens Know Best (TKB) author series. Sponsored by The Metropolitan Library Service Agency (MELSA), Mackin Educational Resources, and other partnering organizations, the author series is bringing eight of the hottest writers of teen literature to the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area.

During her session, Myracle discussed her books and the somber-but-hopeful and inspiring elements behind their creation. She also participated in a very dramatic reading from her book L8r, G8r with assistance from two young adults. After the presentation, Myracle took time to sign books and to pose for photographs with fans.

The TKB series kicked off on February 9 with Jay Asher and will continue on Saturdays through April 6. All sessions are free and open to the public. Educators and librarians may earn five clock hours for each presentation. Visit www.melsa.org/tkb for full details and location information. The authors are appearing at TKB courtesy of their publishers: Amulet Books an imprint of Abrams, carolrhoda LAB, Little Brown and Company, Penguin Young Readers Group, Random House, Scholastic, and Simon & Schuster.


About Mackin Educational Resources
Mackin Educational Resources has provided library and classroom materials to PK-12 schools for nearly 30 years. Known for its high commitment to customer care and customization, Mackin provides print books, eBooks, online databases, audiobooks, video resources and more to schools across the country and around the globe. Learn more about Mackin Educational Resources by visiting www.mackin.com or contacting them at 800-245-9540 – where every phone call is always answered in person and true customer service still exists.

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