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Dianne Salerni Joins the Emerald Academy Book Club!

On Thursday, November 17, Dianne Salerni stopped by Ridley High School to join the Emerald Academy Book Club for a Lunch with a Local Author! Dianne is the author of The Caged Graves, a historical mystery that’s also a Pennsylvania Reader’s Choice Award nominee. Over Double Decker inside-outs, Dianne talked with the students about how she was inspired to write The Caged Graves, her Eighth Day series for middle grade readers, her upcoming projects, and more. We especially enjoyed her insights into how she likes to end her books; the story might be over but the characters live on in the reader’s imagination. We are so grateful to Dianne for taking the time to join us in person, and we can’t wait to read what she writes next!

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Reader’s Guide to Ridley!

If you’ve stopped by the library lately, maybe you’ve seen the new READER’S GUIDE TO RIDLEY bulletin board! It covers local places to “Treat Your Shelf” to new books, the best local spots to hang out and read, and some of Pennsylvania’s very own YA authors:

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Treat Your Shelf:

Best Spots to Read:

  • Your Local Library’s Teen Room
  • Hobbs Coffee in Swarthmore, PA
  • Seven Stones Café in Media, PA
  • Starbucks (try Ms. Pickett’s new favorite, the Caramel Brulée Latte!)

YA Authors in PA:

Special thanks to Mrs. Tucci for the READER’S GUIDE TO RIDLEY sign!

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“Chapter Chat” with PA Author Dianne Salerni!

On Wednesday, December 2, Pennsylvania author Dianne Salerni stopped by the Ridley High School Library. She was the guest of honor at a “Chapter Chat” that was part of Hey-YA Needs Diversity, a Ridley Professional Institute course. All of the teachers in the class read Dianne’s historical young adult novel, The Caged Graves, and enjoyed talking with the author about how she was inspired to write the book and what other projects she has in the works. The Caged Graves is a Civil War-era novel set in Catawissa, PA, that explores the mystery of why two — and only two — graves in the area are enclosed in iron cages. These “mortsafes” are real, and right here in PennsylvaniaWe truly loved the book and our time with Dianne, and look forward to sharing The Caged Graves with our students!Salerni_Visit

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Lunch with a Local Author, Part I

On Wednesday, July 8, Pennsylvania author Dianne Salerni stopped by the Ridley High School Library. She was the guest of honor at a Lunch with a Local Author, which was part of a brand new Ridley Professional Institute course called Hey-YA Needs Diversity. All of the teachers in the class read Dianne’s historical young adult novel, The Caged Graves, and enjoyed talking with the author about how she was inspired to write the book and what other projects she has in the works. The Caged Graves is a Civil War-era novel set in Catawissa, PA, that explores the mystery of why two — and only two — graves in the area are enclosed in iron cages. These “mortsafes” are real, and right here in PennsylvaniaWe truly loved the book and our time with Dianne, and look forward to sharing The Caged Graves with our students in the fall!

Lunch with Dianne Salerni