Winona Elementary School is kicking off their Scholastic Book Fair with a preview day on Friday.
To jump start the fair, school officials invited a former student who is now a published author to come and talk to the students.
Milton Hunter Jr. is a former Winona student who is now a published author; stories inspired by his school days in Winona.
"Well I'm here today to actually show the kids that you can be an author, or you can be whatever you want to be. So I'm just here to inspire and build pride in the community, like we had when I was here in Winona," said Former Winona student, now published author, Milton Hunter Jr.
Hunter's first book, The True Adventures of Little Milton, is a children's book that he hopes students will be able to identify with, especially Winona students.
"My book is about true stories of when I was growing up here, in Winona. You know I talk about the teachers who educated me and I talk about the coaches who helped coach me," says Hunter.
"I think the biggest thing that I want the students to gain from this is that they can do what they set their mind to. That's basically what Mr. Hunter said, if you dream it that's one thing, but if you dream it, put on paper, make a plan and you enact that plan, your dreams can come true," says Winona Elementary School Principal, Joshua Snook.
Hunter says this is just volume one out of ten in the series.
His next book will come out in December.
The Scholastic Book Fair begins Monday and will go on through Friday.
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