Alton Carter

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Biography

Recipient of the 2019 Louisiana Teen Readers’ Choice Award, Alton Carter is the author of five books, including two children's books, The Boy Who Dreamed Big and The Boy Who Went to the Library, both published by Monocle Press. He received his bachelor’s degree at Oklahoma State University and is using his story of aging out of the foster care system to inspire youth and adults to do all they can to “make the world a better place.”

 

 

 


Schedule

Noon to 12:30 p.m.
State Library, First Floor Seminar Center
Ceremony
Louisiana Teen Reader’s Choice Award Presentation for Aging Out
Also Honoring Letters About Literature Winners

12:30 p.m. to 1 p.m.
State Library, First Floor Seminar Center
Book Talk
The Boy Who Survived: A True Story of Hope and Resilience

1:15 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Barnes & Noble Bookselling Tent
Book Signing


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The Boy Who Survived: A True Story of Hope and Resilience

 

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