The Meet the Writers Committee is excited to bring talented new author (and former Brooklyn resident) Laura Marx Fitzgerald to visit the fifth-graders at PS 321. Under the Egg, her high-acclaimed first novel, was named Best Middle Grade Book of the Year and was praised by Kate DiCamillo for being, “so accomplished . . . really a very compelling read.”. It has been likened to the adventure classics From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler and Chasing Vermeer. Laura will be visiting with the fifth grade on Thursday, February 5. She will focus her discussion on the process of writing historical fiction. If you are looking for books for your fifth grader to read over the December break, please consider Under the Egg!