Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Meet local children’s book authors at our next Ford Free FunDay, Sunday October 4th

Our next Ford Free FunDay is fast approaching, and this time around we’re putting the focus on reading. The theme is “Blasting Off with Literacy” and in addition to the usual offerings of our popular Ford Free FunDays, we’ll be hosting two very special guest children’s authors who will be presenting their books on the Science Stage!

Linda McLean’s The Heidelberg Project: A Street of Dreams, presents the message of embracing racial diversity, peace, and non-violence with this photographic essay of Detroit’s own Heidelberg Project. “Linda has made diversity come alive for our students and allowed us to live out its theme in a hands-on way”. Dennise Graham, Principal, Commerce Elementary School.

Linda’s presentation abilities with her book are vast. Because her book covers many art and social topics, her presentation can be adapted to your needs. Her emphasis for art is placed on the unusual art form, the use of recyclable materials, and the controversy surrounding this project. Emphasis on writing is in the form of poetic expression. All presentations topics cover peace, diversity, and understanding. Please contact Linda at lindamclean@wlcsd.org.

The colorful illustrations and rhyming pattern in Michael Scott’s King of Dilly Dally absolutely captivate students! Even more important is the storyline itself – it teaches children that there is a balance in real life between having fun and taking care of responsibilities. King Bill’s life in the Nation of Procrasta is a wonderful lesson for today’s busy students.

Michael’s presentation is ideal for children ages 8-12. His presentation discusses the importance of balance of responsibilities and fun in young students’ lives. The rhyming patterns in his book are wonderful for read-alouds. Children learn not only about the book’s concept, but Michael discusses in detail the life of a writer and encourages children to write stories and poetry. Contact him at MichaelDScottBooks.com.

For more information about Ford Free FunDays, please call 313-577-8400

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