Reading Rock Stars, Rio Grande Valley


Last week I had the pleasure of participating in the Texas Book Festival’s Reading Rock Stars program in the Rio Grande Valley. The program makes it possible for thousands of children to get new books and meet the authors who write them. I spoke at Perez Elementary and Hinojosa Elementary. At both schools, I was greeted by enthusiastic librarians, students, teachers and parents. And I was especially honored by the writing and artwork that the children created after reading my book, It Jes’ Happened. I can’t thank the Texas Book Festival enough.

Students join me in drawing activities


My young introducer presents me with a gift basket.
Posing with student ambassadors.
Students created wonderful art work.

Authors Liz Garton Scanlon, Rene Saldana, and me.