(Newswire.net — October 16, 2015) Henderson, Nevada — Children’s author Dr. Annmarie Edwards will give free books to children as part of her literacy campaign at the Las Vegas Book Festival on Saturday, October 17th, 2015 during the book fair, encourage reading and build their literacy skills.
“An important skill in life is learning to read,” said Dr. Edwards, author of Peewee the lady bug and the Jamaica Freedom Jamboree. Giving children free books will help them develop their literacy skills, love for reading and their success in school and life.
“A child’s reading skills are important to their success in school and work,” according to http://www.med.umich.edu/yourchild/topics/reading.htm. Reading begins at home and parents’ role is important to their children’s success.
“Reading opens a new world and help children experience different culture, build self-confidence, comprehension and communication skills,” said Dr. Edwards.
“Globally 250 million children of primary school age, whether they are in school or not, lack basic reading and writing skills,” according to http://www.uis.unesco.org/literacy/Documents/Intl-literacy-day/literacy-infographic-2013-en.pdf. Learning to read has many benefits, such as, giving an individual the ability to participate in life, access health care system and build economic stability for the government.
Dr. Edwards’s literacy campaign is one way to help children who lag behind in their reading improve their literacy skills and prevent school drop outs. Giving children books to read will help their early literacy skills development and build great readers for the future. Dr. Edwards is urging her community to participate in this event by donating used children’s book.
About the Author
Dr. Annmarie Edwards is an author and an educator who inspires children to read by giving away free books. She grew up in sunny Jamaica West Indies where her love for reading began. She often engaged in imaginative play with her sister and neighbors acting as a teacher. Her many dolls and friends were her students and so her love for teaching started. To full fill her dream, she became a teacher, teaching English as a second language to her adult students.
She holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree in education and a doctorate degree in Education Leadership. Dr. Edwards has written six books and several business articles published in national newspapers and international magazines. She is available for interview. Please visit her website at www.drannmarieedwards.com for more information.
About The Vegas Valley Book Festival
The Vegas Valley Book Festival is free and open to the public. It is an annual event that features literary activities for the whole family–author signings, vendors exhibits, art exhibitions, live entertainment and activities for children. For more information, call 702-229-5902 or visit online to VegasValleyBookFestival.org
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Web site: www.drannmarieedwards.com
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