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Acclaimed author visits elementary students

Author David J. Smith recently paid a visit to Burton Street Elementary School students on May 13.

A life-long educator, Smith has taught various grades and subjects in Cambridge Massachusetts for 25 years, and is now presenting to students of all ages around the world.

Smith's book about world geography and people titled "If the World Were a Village," has been published in 61 languages, with his newest publication coming out this week in Chinese.

Smith made national and world statistics understandable during the recent assembly at Burton Street when he asked some of the children to demonstrate population and density through representation in front of the audience.

Smith said he is on a mission to have each one of us carry a map of the world in our heads.

As a result of his visit, we are all well on our way.

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