Children's book author Jo Watson Hackl met with Carver students Monday, Nov. 12.
Hackl addressed morning ELA classes with a message of using poetic devices to improve any kind of writing. She used examples from her recently released middle grade book, Smack Dab in the Middle of Maybe.
Hackl also had lunch with book club members and signed books for students.
Smack Dab in the Middle of Maybe follows Cricket, a girl on pursuit of a mysterious room that she believes will bring her mother home to her. Along the way, Cricket must learn to survive on her own in the woods and follow a clue trail left by a reclusive artist years ago.