Award-Winning Author Inspired by Charles River School Students, Reaches Out

When a group of third graders heard about “Dress Up Day” during Spirit Week this spring, they drew inspiration from their favorite book. All year, the entire class had been reading (and loving!) the Aru Shah books, written by New York Times bestselling author Roshani Chokshi. Several students dressed as characters from the Hindu-inspired series and a social media post of the students in costume caught Chokshi’s eye. Just like a plot twists in one of the books, Grade 3 couldn’t believe what happened next! 

Co-Teachers Lizz Albany and Kelsey Lees arranged for each of their students to receive a signed copy of the latest book, “Aru Shah and the City of Gold,” as an end-of-year gift. Chokshi also took time to create a personalized video for our CRS readers, thanking them for their support and telling them that their costumes “made my year.” She went on to wish students a happy summer, filled with “fantastical adventures.”
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