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Guest Authors Read Across RCSD

Guest Authors Read Across RCSD

A flip of a glossy page can transport you to another world. Bold print and vibrant colors tell tales of adventure, mystery, science, and places you can only imagine. There’s nothing quite like being swept up by a great book.

Author visits to two schools recently heightened Redwood City School District (RCSD) students’ lifelong love of reading through engaging interactions. Authors read their books aloud and answered student questions about bringing their creativity to life within the pages of a book. 

As part of Read Across America week, students across the District enjoyed read-alouds from special guests and participated in activities to foster engagement with books of all genres.

Roy Cloud students listen intently to author Kazu Kibiushi

Roy Cloud students listened intently to author Kazu Kibiushi

Roy Cloud students listened intently as Kazu Kibiushi, author and illustrator of the wildly popular Amulet graphic novels series, spoke about his works. The series follows the adventures of a young girl who finds a mysterious amulet and then must protect a new world. 

Students at Adelante Selby and Roosevelt visited with Meena Harris, author of multiple uplifting children's books, including A is For Ambitious. The author met with eager students to read and sign books. 

Author Meena Harris

Author Meena Harris visited Adelante Selby Spanish Immersion School and Roosevelt School

Studies show that reading with your child promotes many skills and long term academic benefits, including imagination, vocabulary, and literacy. Even the youngest children build language and listening skills when read aloud to by a caregiver. Older children, even independent readers, benefit from being read with, as well. 

Pick up a great book with your child today!