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A guide to Adam Selzer's visit to PTHS on February 19, 2013.
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A Day with Adam Selzer


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A Day with Adam Selzer

February 19, 2013

Students from Social Studies, English, Science, Art, and Literary Society spent the day learning about history, writing, legends, and lore from Chicago author Adam Selzer.

Read the article in the Pantagraph:  'Smart Aleck' author uses ghost stories to tell history

Read the article in the Pontiac Daily Leader: Chicago author melds lessons with life

Pontiac Public Library

Pontiac Public Library hosted a talk and book signing with Adam in the evening at 6:00 p.m.

Thank You!

Many thanks to the Pontiac High School Education Foundation for making Adam's visit possible.



PTHS Projects and Adam's Books

Students will be reading Adam's books and completing projects in several different subject areas.


  • Mr. Soares' Rhet II students 
  • Mrs. Brunner's English students

Social Studies

  • Mrs. Bozarth's AP U.S. History students
  • Mrs. Bozarth, Mr. Kraft, Mr. Sweetwood, and Mr. Treadway's U.S. History students
  • Mr. Sweetwood's Illinois Studies students


  • Mr. Vogt's Art III/AP students


  • Mr. Hitchin's Physics students

Mr. Soares' Rhet II, Mrs. Bozarth's AP U.S. History, Mr. Vogt's Art, and Mr. Hitchin's Physics students' projects will be displayed throughout PTHS as well as at the Pontiac Public Library.

Additional class projects will be posted online.  



About Adam

Adam Selzer was born in Des Moines and now lives in Chicago, where he writes humorous books by day and researches history and ghost stories  by night. After eleven published books, including the acclaimed Smart Aleck's Guide to American History and I Kissed a Zombie and I Liked It, not to mention How To Get Suspended and Influence People, he is just famous enough to have a page on wikipedia


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