Author visits Caldwell County Elementary School


Author Susan Vaught (right) visited Caldwell County Elementary School as part of the Kentucky Humanities' statewide KBF School Days program. After speaking to students about her award-winning book, they were able to take a copy of it home.

Caldwell County Elementary School hosted author Susan Vaught on Wednesday.

The visit was part of Kentucky Humanities' statewide KBF School Days program, a student outreach program of the Kentucky Book Festival. Vaught is the author of the Edgar Award­-winning novel "Footer Davis Probably Is Crazy." It was a Junior Library Guild Selection, and The Horn Book called it "compelling, offbeat, and fearless."

"Things Too Huge to Fix by Saying Sorry" received three starred reviews, and "Super Max & the Mystery of Thornwood's Revenge" was called "an excellent addition to middle grade shelves" by School Library Journal. Vaught works as a neuropsychologist at a state psychiatric facility, specializing in helping people with severe and persistent mental illness, intellectual disability, and traumatic brain injury.

"KBF School Days is one of my favorite programs that Kentucky Humanities sponsors," said Bill Goodman, Kentucky Humanities executive director. "Giving Kentucky students the opportunity to interact with an author and to share in the love of reading and writing is something we feel passionate about.

"Being able to gift each child with a book of their own has positive impacts lasting far beyond that one day. We are thankful to the Elsa Heisel Sule Foundation, the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels, and Kosair Charities for joining us in this memorable endeavor."

Executive Director of the Honorable Order Sherry Crose said the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels was honored to be able to assist the KBF School Days program, through a grant program supported by Kentucky Colonels.

"Providing a child a book and introducing them to that books' author, can provide a unique experience that further enhances the joy of reading."

Kentucky Humanities is a non-profit Kentucky corporation affiliated with the National Endowment for the Humanities.