Sylvan Dell is joining the celebration of reading on March 2nd, the birthday of children’s author Dr. Seuss. Read Across America Day is sponsored by the National Education Association and is designed to encourage parents, teachers, and children in every community to celebrate reading.
Suzanne Slade, award-winning children’s author, is planning a very special event all her own. On March 2, she will be reading to students in thirteen different states (NC, FL, NY, NJ, NH, OR, AL, GA, CA, IN, OH, IL and PA) via Skype. These free virtual visits will provide many students who’ve never met a real-life author the chance to come “face-to-face” with one, and ask questions while they get an inside look at a writer’s life. Reading to students from her home in Libertyville, IL, Slade hopes to make a big impact on thousands of children from coast to coast.
“Reading is the most important skill we can give our children,” Slade says. “By offering this free event to schools, I hope to begin a life-long love of reading for many children.”
Slade is the author of more than 80 books for children, including Animals are Sleeping, What’s the Difference?, and What’s New at the Zoo? (winner of a 2011 Teacher’s Choice Award) for Sylvan Dell Publishing. Ms. Slade lives near Chicago with her family. For more information about Suzanne Slade, visit her website at www.suzanneslade.com/.