Letter to Editor: A passion for reading

To the Editor:

Many thanks to a gem of an organization, Island Readers and Writers!

Island Readers and Writers sponsored a visit from illustrator Rebekah Raye for the students of Trenton Elementary School recently. My fantastic first-graders were absolutely captivated by Ms. Raye’s quiet yet commanding delivery of her process illustrating the book “Thanks to the Animals,” written by Allen Sockabasin. She expertly guided us as we created our own artwork. Her belief in our abilities was so convincing, we surprised ourselves with our accomplishments!

After her visit, we wrote about the experience and agreed the best word to describe our time with her was magical. Island Readers and Writers’ aim is to inspire a passion for reading and learning. They really hit the mark in collaborating with Rebekah Raye, and we are entirely appreciative of their efforts.

Kristen Braun


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