On October 26, author and illustrator team Jimmy Badavino and Christie Colangione-B (aka Jim and Christie Baldwin, parents of tudents Gaetana, Sofia and Vincenzo) spoke to several classes about the publishing process and about their newest book, Touchdown for Nicky. They showed classes thumbnail sketches of illustrations, completed paintings, photos of their studio and more. Mrs. Motzer’s ELA class had just completed Andrew Clements’ book The School Story, which is about a girl who writes a novel. The students had a lot of questions about the inner workings of the publishing business. The author and illustrator were able to share their expertise and experience.