Meet the Author: Elisa Carbone (07)

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Outside Fairfax County
FCPS Employee only ($8.50 per program)
Fairfax County Resident only ($10 per program)

Elisa Carbone has released Blood on the River: James Town 1607 just in time to celebrate the 400th anniversary of John Smith’s effort to establish an English colony on the banks of the James River. The story is told through the eyes of John Smith’s young page, Samuel Collier. As one reviewer wrote, “Samuel’s voice enters your head with the first line and pulls you along at breakneck speed without a pause to the very end. This is the way to learn history—by loving characters and facing what they face.”

In this return visit, the author talks about her unique approach to research, characters in her books, and answers student questions.

Time: 30 minutes