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Local Author Wants to Help Raise Student’s Reading Scores by Encouraging Summer Reading

Published on Tue, Jun 17, 2014 (6:28 a.m.)

Author and illustrator of the children’s book, I Love the Color Pink, The Adventures of Laci Macasey will encourage kids to read this summer along with sharing her writing experiences and lesson plans July 9, 2014 at the North Las Vegas Alexander Library from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., located at 1755 West Alexander Road. Monica Hatley-Carr will read her storybook as well as teach kids how to draw Laci Macasey. Attendees will also receive free bookmarks and custom coloring sheets for participating in the event.

The North Las Vegas Library District is dedicated to encouraging children and teens to participate in their annual Summer Reading Club. Carr, a Substitute Teacher in the Las Vegas valley, is an advocate for literacy and is looking forward to sharing with children the importance of reading. “As a substitute teacher, I had the opportunity to review the test scores of many students and one trend I always noticed is most of their reading test scores drop between the Spring and Fall semester due to their summer break,” said Carr. “That’s why it’s so important to encourage kids to participate in programs like this. This presentation’s not just about reading my book, it’s about reading in general. It takes a village and WE being apart of that village must encourage all of Clark County students to pick up a book this summer and READ!”.

I Love the Color Pink, the Adventures of Laci Macasey focuses on the character, Laci Macasey, who loves the color pink so much, she wishes the entire world was her favorite color. The character, Laci Macasey, is based on the author’s real life niece. I Love the Color Pink, the Adventures of Laci Macasey, is available online at Barnes and Noble, Amazon, Google Books, and other book vendors. If you are interested in scheduling an interview, please call 702-907-LACI or send an email to [email protected]

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