There’s a new, unlikely hero for young boys who are struggling or reluctant readers.
The “Alien Dude!” book series debuted earlier this year and recently released its second book, “Alien Dude! Mr. Evil Potato Man and the Food Fight.” The author, south Charlotte resident Beth Smith, will visit the Barnes & Noble Arboretum location’s educators’ fair. The event takes place Saturday, Oct. 11, from 9 a.m. to noon at the 3327 Pineville-Matthews Road store.