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Get inspired! A former teacher, Shelley Pearsall is a dynamic speaker whose author programs and writing workshops have reached more than 150,000 students in grades K-8. Shelley’s grade-level assemblies feature stories, humor, and memorable visuals. Her interactive writing workshops involve students directly in the creative process.

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News & Updates

Check out the Brightly Book Club feature on The Seventh Most Important Thing.


Attention Ohio Middle Grade Teachers & Librarians! Free professional development event. September 10, 2016. Authors, Books, & You.


Read how The Seventh Most Important Thing inspired a girl and her school to help the homeless here.


The Seventh Most Important Thing is the 2016 Ohioana Book Award winner for Juvenile/YA Fiction.