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Noted children's author Hester Bass will visit Stone County next week.

Noted children's author Hester Bass will visit Stone County next week.
Bass, the author of, 'The Secret World of Walter Anderson,' will sign copies of the book at 6:30 p.m. next Thursday at the Wiggins Library.
The public is invited to the event.
She will speak to elementary students Friday morning at Malone Hall on the campus of Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College.
That afternoon, she will conduct a professional training workshop for local educators.
Bass became fascinated with artist Walter Anderson while residing in Ocean Springs.
Her book about the eccentric artist won the NCTE Orbis Pictus Award for Outstanding Nonfiction for Children, the SIBA Book Award for Best Children’s Book by the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance, and was named Best Children’s Book of the Year by Kirkus Reviews. 
Her latest book is, 'Seeds of Freedom: The Peaceful Integration of Huntsville, Alabama.'

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