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In the fall of 2016, Island Readers & Writers teamed up with Caldecott Award-winning author and illustrator Melissa Sweet to bring her book, Some Writer! to six island schools and their communities. Some Writer! is a biography of Maine writer E.B. White, who wrote for the New Yorker and is best-known for his classic children’s book Charlotte’s Web. The biography, the first of its kind for kids, masterfully blends Melissa’s collage and illustration with E.B.’s life story – it’s a feast for the eyes!

School visits and community programs kicked off with a book launch on North Haven, with the island tour continuing to Vinalhaven, Deer Isle – Stonington, the Cranberry Islands, Swan’s Island, and MDI. Each stop on the tour included intergenerational events in each community, including theatrical presentations, book groups, etc.

Explore our Some Writer! Activity Sheet


The Tour

Read about Melissa's visits on our blog!

North Haven & Vinalhaven

Swan's Island & Great Cranberry Island

Deer Isle-Stonington & Tremont


About Melissa Sweet

Melissa Sweet is an award-winning author and illustrator known for her incredible collage artwork, playful use of color, and imaginative combinations of materials. She has authored and illustrated three books: Balloons Over Broadway: The True Story of the Puppeteer of Macy’s Parade, Tupelo Rides the Rails, and Carmine: A Little More Red. She has illustrated over 100 books for children, and her artwork has appeared in the New York Times, Martha Stewart Living, Madison Park Greetings, and others.