Friday, August 5, 2011

Gary Klinsky Children's Center school visit!

On Tuesday I traveled out to PS 292 in East New York to visit and share my new book MELVIN AND THE BOY with the adorable kids at the Gary Klinsky Children's Center. GKCC is an absolutely fantastic program, funded by Brooklyn Community Services (BCS) non-profit organization, that provides learning opportunities to children from low-income families who attend some of New York City's lowest performing schools (For more information, please check out their website).  The children are currently studying marine biology and ecology, so it was the perfect time to introduce them to Melvin and his friends~

We had a great time, and those little guys even made me a welcome banner with paper plate glitter turtles! Best greeting EVER!

Winning 6 yr old question/comment of the day:
"You live in Brooklyn too?? Ohh, I thought you lived in a museum."


J. Rutland said...

Yes! These type of pictures are right down my alley! Love to see art and literature combining with the lives of children.

ARaaum said...

I can't wait to share your book with my 1.5 year old niece on Friday!! I hope she has it and enjoys it for many years to come :)

Lauren Castillo said...

Thanks you two! Allison, I hope your niece loves Melvin too :)

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