Meet the Author this year was a success, as authors promoted their love of reading and writing to the students!
Alda P. Dobbs spoke to the 4th and 5th grade classes about her historical fiction book Barefoot Dreams of Petra Luna. She was inspired from her great-grandmother’s stories that happened during the Mexican Revolution.
Jennifer Jackson (a Stevenson parent) and Miry Whitehill read their book Our World is a Family to the TK- 1st grade classes, and talked about migrating families. They also touched upon Miry's non-profit organization Miry’s List, which welcomes new arrival refugee families in the United States. During this time they provided us with a link to share with our families. They give tips on writing letters to refugees to help them feel welcome in the United States. Anyone can write a letter! Click on the link if you would like to print out these helpful tips and sample letterhead. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1SQjs018kUEfFg7zF_-2z9x5NR7_wsYQq/view
Lindsey Leavitt, author of her new book Willis Wilbur Wows the World and the Commander in Cheese series to name a few, spoke to the 2nd and 3rd grade classes. She talked about how she became an author, the process of writing a book, and what her life is like as an author. She started with a love a reading from the 2nd/3rd grade on, and was inspired by books that she read in elementary such as Ramona Quimby, Age 8 by Beverly Clearly, The BFG by Roald Dahl, and Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson.
Meeting authors, virtually or in-person, encourages students to read and write, and gives them a personal connection to their books!