Caroline Rowell Miller, Elementary School Faculty

"On June 2-3, the 1st and 2nd-grade library classes at ACS Athens welcomed guest author, Mrs. Hilda Youssef on a virtual read-aloud.

An alumna of ACS Athens herself, Mrs. Youssef had also visited the school President Dr. Pelonis just a few weeks ago with a copy of her newly published first book.

Titled Snowy and Zoey in a New World, this is a children's picture book talking about the positive effects on the environment during the coronavirus lockdown.

Students were able to go behind the scenes on a Zoom call with Mrs. Youssef as she read the book aloud to the students.

Throughout the read-aloud, students discussed the story's meaning, learned about the writing process, and even got to meet the real Snowy!

It was a great experience for our young students to meet an alumna of ACS Athens who has accomplished one of her lifetime dreams of publishing a book."