AUBURN — Sophie Carson, an Auburn Middle School seventh-grader, is the winner of the Auburn Book Project for a book she wrote and illustrated.

Carson and other young authors will be honored at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 3, at the Auburn Public Library in the Maggie Trafton Room. At the Auburn Book Project awards celebration, Carson and the finalists will share their books and receive awards.

The book Carson wrote last year, while a sixth-grader at Walton Elementary School, is called “Immobile,” and is a manga — a style of Japanese comic books and graphic novels — according to a news release from the Auburn Book Project.

Carson is an avid reader and became interested in anime-style drawings after attending a Japanese Immersion Camp in Minnesota for two summers. She is the daughter of Diane and Christopher Carson. She lives with her brother, three cats, a dog, a flock of chickens and “a nasty rooster,” according to the release. Her hobbies include acting, playing the guitar, drawing and singing.

Other finalists sharing their books on Oct. 3 are: Allie Annear for “Be You,” Samantha Poirier for “The Fence Between Us,” Deven Egge for “Friend of the Fury,” Michelle Cowie for “A House or a Home,” Saraphin Bechard for “A Life with Fairies,” Luke Josephson for “Mutant Mayhem,” Ryan Messina for “Ninja Cat,” Ema Lamontagne for “The Selfish Princess,” Naomi Taylor for “A Travel Through Time,” Megan Verrill for “Within” and Diane Webster for “Wolf of the Stars.”

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