Thank you again for all the enthusiasm and information you shared with our students yesterday.   The reactions of both students and staff were overwhelmingly positive.  Students who have rarely shown an interest in reading have been requesting more books by you!!!!  This is a huge accomplishment!

Elizabeth Newell, Librarian, Clint Middle School


At O. Henry Middle School we are very fortunate to have published authors visit our campus often. Today, I was one of the few classes to see Shana Burg present on her new book A Thousand Never Evers. By far she was the best, appropriate middle school speaker we’ve had. She was relevant, funny, interesting and most importantly, honestly unfiltered. The students really enjoyed her presentation.

 Dana Phillips, Teacher, O.Henry Middle School


Mrs. Burg’s presentation to our students was energetic, informative
and thought-provoking. Her friendly, interactive style kept the students
engaged and interested. Her visit was a resounding success.

 Diann Fox, Librarian, Taylor High School


Shana Burg’s presentation engaged students from the first moment they
walked in the library with music from the Civil Rights era, visually
compelling images, and a wealth of information. …Shana’s Civil
Rights presentation strongly supports middle and high school social
studies curriculum, as well as reinforcing important standards for
writing and research. Her book, A Thousand Never Evers, has captured
the imagination of all our middle school students, faculty, and other
members of the community!

Jennifer Krupala, Librarian, Taylor Middle School


Shana Burg recently spent two days working with our students at Foley Middle School in Foley, Alabama. It takes a special kind of speaker to capture and hold the attention of a middle school audience.  As a former 6th grade teacher, Shana Burg knows all the tricks of the trade and she had our students from the very beginning. Shana skillfully used visuals and audio to relate the process of writing her book to the topic of the Civil Rights movement and our students were both informed and entertained.

Sue Norman, Foley Middle School, Foley Alabama


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