Children’s book writer Emma Otheguy visited an eighth grade English class on Friday to share details about her recent mystery story Secrets of the Silver Lion, which is part of the Carmen Sandiego series. Eighth graders recently completed a mystery unit and wrote their own original mysteries for class. Students asked her questions about how she maps out a mystery, where she does research, and how long it takes to write a book. When the current eighth grade were fifth graders, Ms. Otheguy visited the school to read to them from her first book, a poetic bilingual biography called Marti’s Song of Freedom. She also visited the school the following year to read from her middle grades novel Silver Meadows Summer. Ms. Otheguy has published six books and is working on a new novel about the immigrant experience. Twenty-one years ago, she was Ms. Breitman’s seventh grade student!