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Times photo: Brenda Steurer Childrens author and illustrator Patricia Polacco shares her story of Meteor, based on family lore about the night a meteor landed in her grandparents yard, with students at Abraham Lincoln Accelerated Learning Academy in Monroe on Tuesday. Polacco has written and illustrated 76 books, including The Keeping Quilt, about the quilt that reminded her great-grandmother of her homeland and Chicken Sunday, inspired memories of her life-long friends and their grandmother. Order photo
MONROE - Patricia Polacco grew up listening to stories.As a child, Polacco and her older brother would listen to her Ukrainian grandmother's "fire talking," the storytelling done in front of the fire in the living room. Polacco, now a well-known children's author, led Abraham Lincoln Accelerated Learning Academy first- through third-graders on their own journeys through two of her stories Tuesday morning. There was an additional afternoon session for fourth- and fifth-graders.