Happy St. Patrick’s Day! This morning I got to visit with the students at Bruce Elementary in Maplewood, MO. I was invited to speak with these awesome kids because they were working on book projects about their local community. Students focused on different aspects of their community such as social issues, history, or ecology. So they could really relate to my journal books that focus on desert and pond communities. It was a fantastic day, except when the students asked questions at the end of the main presentation – I called on someone in the back and said “yes – you in the green!” That doesn’t work in a room full of kids celebrating St. Patrick’s Day – ALL the kids were wearing green! Ha ha. Thank you, Bruce Elementary!
Kristin Joy Pratt-Serafini is an award-winning author and illustrator. She loves visiting schools and sharing her inspiring story of publishing her first book when she was only 16 years old with children.