Alton Carter



Alton Carter is the author of four books, including two children's books, The Boy Who Dreamed Big and The Boy Who Went to the Library, both published by Monocle Press. He received his bachelor’s degree at Oklahoma State University and is using his story of aging out of the foster care system to inspire youth and adults to do all they can to “make the world a better place.” 





12:15 p.m. to 12:45 p.m.
Children’s Authors Tent 3
Book Talk
The Boy Who Went to the Library

1 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.
Barnes & Noble Bookselling Tent
Book Signing


The Boy Who Went to the Library

The second book in "The Boy Who" series, The Boy Who Went to the Library is the story of the author, little Alton, finding amazing inspiration at the local library. Encouraged by his teacher, he travels to the local library to discover new worlds only found in one's imagination through reading books. Beautifully illustrated, this book helps children to see the value of reading and visiting the library.


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