Author Cynthia Lord signs one of her books for Jack Wescot at Westbrook Middle School. Contributed / Westbrook Middle School

Maine author visits middle school

Award-winning Maine author Cynthia Lord gave two presentations for Westbrook Middle School students and discussed her five middle-grade books during a visit to the school March 25.

Lord’s debut novel, “Rules,” was published by Scholastic, Inc. in 2006 and was a 2007 Newbery Honor book and winner of the Schneider Family Book Award.

Lord, who lives in Brunswick, autographed books for students and staff before meeting with a book club in the school library. Several of her books were purchased for a student book raffle.

School librarians planned the visit, which was funded by a grant and proceeds from a school book fair.

50 years ago

The American Journal reported April 5, 1972, that Rosalyn Randall, daughter of Wilma Randall and the late D. Walter Randall, earned a bachelor of science degree at Michigan State College and was doing graduate work. She was a 1968 graduate of Westbrook High School.

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