The Jefferson School PTO hosted author and illustrator Matt Tavares on Thursday, May 24.

Matt Tavares has recently published his 19th book, Red & Lulu, and is known for his award-winning book Crossing Niagara as well as biography books about famous baseball players such as Pedro Martinez and Babe Ruth.

The students enjoyed listening to him talk about his writing and research process and loved watching him draw using a few students from the audience. Pictured below is first-grader Summer Rae Sharma, who was a model for one of his softball pictures, and librarian Sally Susan Heyder holding one of his amazing fold out illustrations from the book Crossing Niagara.