Is there anything better than hearing what kids, enthusiastic teachers, and super librarians have to say about your book?
I can't think of a single thing!
I arrived at Pelahatchie Elementary School, Rankin County, Mississippi, in a rainstorm, with the radio blasting alerts every ten minutes. Flooding! Hail!
Inside, all was calm and bright.
The halls were decorated with quotes and pictures.
Magnetic letters on the circulation desk!
Pelahatchie librarian Mrs. Black and me.
Highland Bluff Elementary School librarian, Mrs. McWhorter.
A very impressive reader.
WOW! Lunch in the library for a select group. The kids had brought their treasure boxes from home. Some made their own, from all the fun things Mrs. Black supplied. Beads, cracker jack prizes, candy--the old-fashioned kind!
Pimento cheese and root beer, in bottles. Emma's Lemon Cookies for dessert. Yum.
Lunch with the librarian, a few special kids, and ELVIS!
(Yes, that's a Juke Box, made by Mr. Black. Impressive, no?
He also made the pimento cheese and the lemon cookies!)
Great questions, yummy food, books to sign--Such enthusiasm for Glory Be.
The fourth graders at each school were reading the book
for their literature circles.
We could have talked all day!
Thank you, Mississippi friends and family. I hope I'll be back soon.