We all know that reading boosts brainpower and sparks creativity.
Kids who read for enjoyment are more likely to excel academically, socially, emotionally and professionally (when they grow up, of course!). That’s why many schools host Family Reading and Literacy Events – to encourage their students to foster a deep love of literature and language arts.
Events like this also give families a special time and place to read, write, share ideas and listen to stories together.
When asked about the event, here’s what our author, Vicki Marquez, had to say:
“It was such a fun-filled night…at a very cool school…and I absolutely loved meeting (and reading to) so many awesome little kiddos and their families!”
In addition to reading to the families of Peck School, our author also donated free Rootlets books to the school’s library to kick off our Rootlets’ School Rocks Program.
“I created The Rootlets’ School Rocks Program and Rooting For You Initiative as a way to give back to the kids of my community and beyond,” said Marquez. “Children’s’ health, wellness and education are at the forefront of everything that I do and create, so launching a program that supports those very things was a complete no-brainer!”
Peck Elementary School students weren’t the only ones who benefited from our visit…we also donated 10% of our book sales from this event to Lurie Children’s Hospital, here in Chicago.
“I’ve partnered with Lurie Children’s Hospital,” Marquez continued, “because they’re an amazing hospital with the most incredible little patients, who need every bit of support that we can offer. I want those sweet kids to know that we’re 1000% rooting for them!”
We happen to think that our author is right on…doing good by giving back is totally veggie-rific!
Don’t you agree? Tell us in the comments below!
Until next time,
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