I had a great time at Southview School, part of the Special School District in St. Louis County, yesterday for Read Across America Day. I met some wonderful students and gracious, hardworking, busy teachers and paras! What an amazing school. Here’s the thank you note I received from them at the end of my time:
Dear Ms. Dill: Thank you so much for visiting our school for Dr. Seuss/Read Across America Day. It was so great to see you share your book with our students. How inspiring! We hope you continue to write and find much success. Most sincerely, The students and staff of Southview
I found the entire school to be so inspiring, and I am very grateful to teacher Kim Rudloff for asking me to come and be a reader!The photo above is at the high school where I graduated–Lindbergh High School in St. Louis, MO. We have a very hardworking alumni association, and Wayne Ashwell is one of the reasons why. He is pictured to the left here with the case of books written by Lindbergh alumni. The photo above is a close-up of my book in the case. Yep, that’s right, I graduated in 1989!!! (WOW! so long ago. . .)
Finally, I wanted to give a shout out to Rockwood School District’s Center for Creative Learning and Mrs. Sharon Smith for hosting me two days during their PUBLISHED AUTHOR unit. The third graders were a great audience, not to mention published authors themselves! Part of the great thing about being a children’s author is also getting to go to the schools and talk to children!
If you are interested in having me talk to your school about my book, FINDING MY PLACE, or writing in general, please e-mail me at margo@margodill (dot) com. There’s more info about my book at http://margodill.com/blog/finding-my-place/.