Author Spreads A Little Kindness On First Stop Of “Kindness, It’s In You” Tour
On Friday, February 18, award-winning author Sharon Jones-Scaife kicked off her “Kindness, It’s In You” Tour with her first stop at Ruby Shaw Elementary in Mesquite, Texas. During her stop, Jones-Scaife read her best-selling book, “Kindness, It’s In You” to 400+ students and teachers, discussing acts of kindness and the rewards for being kind. Students […]
On Friday, February 18, award-winning author Sharon Jones-Scaife kicked off her “Kindness, It’s In You” Tour with her first stop at Ruby Shaw Elementary in Mesquite, Texas. During her stop, Jones-Scaife read her best-selling book, “Kindness, It’s In You” to 400+ students and teachers, discussing acts of kindness and the rewards for being kind. Students participated in a fun, interactive presentation and game and received their very own signed copy of the book.
“Shaw Elementary was blessed to have Sharon Jones-Scaife present to our Pre-K through 3rd grade students. Her presentation was fully immersive and extremely interactive. Sharon connected with the entire audience using a Total Response System, in which all students were able to participate at the very same time, and she also held a Q & A that allowed for individual responses as well. Her Read Aloud was engaging and well planned, to align with her visual presentation,” said Kim Banuelos, principal – Shaw Elementary.
“Sharon Jones-Scaife did a great job of connecting with students from the moment they set foot in the room! I will definitely be looking to book Sharon again next year!” added Banuelos.
“I highly advise any school that is looking to book Sharon, to consider purchasing her book(s) as well. Being able to hold a book from an author “you know” is truly a big moment for a child – one that brings reading and writing to life in a BIG WAY!” stated Banuelos.
Through this tour, Coffee Creek Media Group plans to change the world one community, one school, one student at a time by focusing on being kind and helpful toward others. “Ms. Sharon provided a wonderful, interactive presentation to our students. She was engaging and interesting as she read her book “Kindness, It’s In You” to our children and spoke of the importance of being kind in all situations. I love how she encouraged student participation by asking thoughtful questions, as well as graciously accepting student comments. I highly recommend having her to your school!” said Megan Van Vessem, Librarian – Shaw Elementary.
The “Kindness, It’s In You” Tour is based on Author/Illustrator Sharon Jones-Scaife’s book of the same name. In the book, featured character Haylie spreads kindness throughout her elementary school, showing even Gus, the meanest classmate ever, how being kind can make a difference. Written for kids ages 4 – 9, the book focuses on social emotional development and is the first in the “Haylie’s Inspirations” series. Additional titles in the series include: Respect, It’s In You, Thankfulness, It’s In You” and more.
“Refreshing + Inspiring with a call to action on how to make a difference in our world is how I would summarize Sharon’s Author presentation!!! Educators and professionals, invite Sharon Jones-Scaife to be part of your next assembly!! Her presentation was uplifting, inspiring, and interactive! Every student walked away with tangible examples on how to demonstrate acts of kindness in our world,” said Allison Ornelas, Teacher – Shaw Elementary.
Banuelos concluded by saying, “Thank you, Sharon Jones-Scaife, for being a wonderful advocate for students, and for literacy. Your message about kindness is much needed today, and was the absolute “cherry on top” of the presentation!”
Tour dates are still available and open to any school, library, or community/recreation center in Texas and beyond. Principals, assistant principals, librarians, teachers, and others are invited to book a stop for their students or community.
Coffee Creek Media specializes in children’s books that reflect diversity. Statistics show that only 12 percent of children’s books feature Black main characters and less than half of children’s books written about Black main characters are actually written by Black authors. Coffee Creek seeks to balance the scales. So whether you’re a teacher trying to create an inclusive classroom, a parent trying to raise a kind and civil child, or you want to introduce a different worldview to children, Coffee Creek Media offers plenty of options through their publishing catalogue and through the kindness tour.
For more information and to book your tour date, contact Coffee Creek Media Group at (214) 566-1146, the publicity department at (972) 442-6000 or email email@example.com
Information about other titles from Jones-Scaife can be found at https://www.coffeecreekmediagroup.com.