Author Del Martin visited Westside Elementary School last week and read her recent book with second- and fourth-grade students. She is pictured with students in •• Hall's second-grade class. Martin is co-author of the book "The Adventures of Phil An Thropy," which features three friends who display their giving spirit to help a friend in need. The book focuses on philanthropy and the importance of giving back to our community and those around us who are in need. Martin grew up in the Dalton area, but now resides in Atlanta. She believes that young people should know the importance of philanthropy and loves reading her books with students.