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Ted Dunagan received warmly by 1,000 schoolchildren on south Alabama tour

Young adult author Ted Dunagan recently concluded an exhilarating two weeks of presentations at schools and libraries in south Alabama, speaking to over 1,000 youngsters about his award-winning book, A Yellow Watermelon, and its newly published sequel, Secret of the Satilfa. An appearance at the Georgia Literary Festival in Statesboro concluded his trip.

Of Ted’s visit to schools and libraries in Orange Beach and Gulf Shores, Patsy Rose, children’s librarian at the Orange Beach Public Library, enthused, “Everyone had nothing but praise for his presentations.” Lynn Lilly of the Georgia Literary Festival complimented Ted on having written “such amazing-and important-books for kids” that help “them understand a difficult subject in a very human way. . . . and to see how to live out their values.”

Ted Dunagan speaks at the Orange Beach Public Library (Rachel Bobo)
Ted Dunagan speaks at the Orange Beach Public Library (Rachel Bobo)

Ted’s visits included his first presentation to a homeschooling group of moms and kids, in a meeting at the Orange Beach Library. Rachel Bobo made photos at the event, which she called an “informing, inspiring and enjoyable experience of getting to meet a real live author.”

Ted thoroughly enjoyed visiting the kids, teachers, moms and librarians of Alabama’s gulf coast, and was delighted to observe that many things were back to normal in the region: “Folks were eating oysters, catching fish, and listening to Jimmy Buffet.”

A Yellow Watermelon and Secret of the Satilfa are available from NewSouth Books or your favorite local or online bookstore.