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John Sazaklis, a New York Times best-selling author and "nice guy", visited the East Street School on Monday, March 5, 2017. He is the author of close to 100 books for children, many of which he illustrated.
John has had a life-long love of superheroes, and many of his books are about Superman, Batman, Spiderman, the Justice League, the Incredible Hulk, the Transformers, and the Ghostbusters. John's favorite superhero is Batman, because, as John says, "Batman's super power is his brain."
John is also the author of several series. DC Super Pets is about the pets of the super heroes. Krystal Ball is about a 4th grade psychic. Billy Burger Model Citizen is about a third grader who gets into a lot of scrapes, while trying to do the right thing.
A really fun thing about the Billy Burger books is that they are set right here in Hicksville! Believe it or not, John Sazaklis grew up in Hicksville, went to the Fork Lane School, and his mom and dad used to own the House of Donuts.
All the students were happy to welcome our hometown author to the East Street School. Many thanks to our generous PTA for providing a signed copy of one of John's books to each of our students.