A Noble Cause

Such a fantastic undertaking. Hats off to you all. Promoting Literacy is so important. Good luck and continued success to eveyone involved.

Pete Springer

2022 Humboldt County Children’s Author Festival

Authors/Illustrators for the 2022 Humboldt County Children’s Author Festival

One of the perks of retirement is I can devote my energy to those causes I’m most passionate about. As a retired educator, I’ll always do whatever I can to promote literacy and writing. I saw many students blossom after they fell in love with reading. One of my favorite daily activities was reading to children, regardless of what grade I taught. (I was a teacher in grades 2-6 during my career.)

Reading to children is one of the best ways I know to build vocabulary, comprehension, and critical thinking skills. Equally important is when children observe how much fun teachers/adults have reading to them. Children develop a desire to want to become better readers themselves. I constantly recommended favorite authors and titles based on a student’s interests, so I could help foster a love…

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  1. Thank you for the reblog, Jane. It was a terrific event—one I’m likely to participate in again, regardless if I get to attend someday as an author or not.


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