Award-winning author Christina Soontornvat captivates students

Tenacre was thrilled to welcome award-winning author, engineer, and STEM educator Christina Soontornvat to Wells Playhouse, where she presented two dynamic workshops to students from grades 2–6. Her many works for children include picture books, chapter books, and the bestselling graphic novel, The Tryout. She is a three-time Newbery Honor recipient, most recently for The Last Mapmaker, which was also named a Best Book of the Year recipient by The New York Times. She engaged the Tenacre students as she spoke about her life and how she started writing books after a career as a mechanical engineer.