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March 15, 2019

FOLIO Author and Awards Luncheon

12:15-1:20 PM
Sponsored by the Friends of Libraries in Oklahoma (FOLIO)

This program is best suited for: Trustees and Friends|Public Librarians|School Librarians|Children's/Teen Services Librarians|Library Support Staff|Small or rural libraries|Library Managers or Supervisors

Motivational speaker and award-winning author Alton Carter will be the featured speaker at the FOLIO Awards Luncheon. Best Friends, Friends of the Library Week, Hall of Fame, and Scholarship awards will be presented.


Alton Carter

Photo of Alton CarterALTON CARTER is a former foster child and police officer. He was the first person in his family to graduate from high school and college. Now the director of youth ministries for the First United Methodist Church of Stillwater, Oklahoma, the Oklahoma State University alum has dedicated his life to working with young people. In April of 2015, his debut book, THE BOY WHO CARRIED BRICKS, was published. The next year, the nonfiction title won the 2016 Oklahoma Book Award. The book is a true recount of Carter's hard-scrabble life growing up on the plains and in the small towns of Oklahoma. He followed with "Aging Out", how he faced his past and took the steps to live the life he always dreamed about. Carter has also authored two children's books, "The Boy Who Dreamed Big" and "The Boy Who Went to the Library." Carter makes his home in central Oklahoma, with his wife, Kristin, and their five children.


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