Author, children's book publisher and child advocate Denene Millner and renowned artist and illustrator Charly Palmer teamed last week at Camp Creek Middle School in a display of the true virtues of the National Youth Book Conference.
Denene engaged the students on the inspiration for writing her wonderful book, Early Sunday Morning, read it to them and shared in a touching way her path to becoming an author.
She was followed by Charly, who not only spoke of what it takes to illustrate an award-winning book like Mama Africa or There's A Dragon In My Closet, but demonstrated how while also teaching the students how to draw a dragon in a matter of minutes.
Afterward, the 30 students received copies personally signed to them of Early Sunday Morning and There's A Dragon In My Closet, purchased by the NYBC via donations from supporters like you.
Here is part of what Camp Creek Middle Media & Educational Technology Instructor Sadeqwa Atkinson-Simmons said about the NBYC's take over: "I have received rave reviews from the teachers of the chosen students, explaining how excited and thankful the students were to have participated in the Author/ illustrator event. For many of my students, this was the first time they ever met an author, illustrator or even received a book they can call their own and for that I thank you."
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Peace and blessings,
Founder, National Youth Book Conference