Angelique Monet shared her book, The Bravest Worrier, to 3rd 4th, and 5th grade students and also the process of writing and illustrating. Her husband, Mr. Z, demonstrated the app he developed specifically for this book to bring it alive with augmented reality. Students enjoyed these talented speakers as they shared triumphs and the grit needed for both professions. Students were encouraged to dream BIG and not to give up!
Robyn Hood Black, author, poet, and illustrator presented her numerous poems and books to Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grades. Students loved her poems, stories, and especially loved creating new mash-up characters and a new story. Determination and grit were also topics of discussion as well as dreaming big and creating.