ReadThis members finished buying the set of 35 copies of Not Afraid of Dogs to support Behind the Book’s program to bring authors into the classroom. These books will go to a first-grade class at C.S. 21 in Bed-Stuy Brooklyn. The book’s author, Susanna Pitzer, will visit three times to talk about her book, work with these first graders to write & illustrate their own stories, and at the end of the session, the children will create their own classroom anthology. This book is particularly good because it gets the kids talking and writing about their own fears.
ReadThis visited the school yesterday and can attest to the faculty’s commitment to providing students a warm, invigorating environment in a community with a great deal of financial need.
Thanks to those who purchased books:
Jennifer Schram Maxwell
Henrietta and Brett Pertuz