Local School and Child Care Book Sponsors - Read to Succeed Program
Over the years, D.A. Jennings has presented numerous readings, at no charge, to public and private schools, and other gatherings of children. With each presentation she became more convicted of the need for all children to have the opportunity to own their own book. Then, as fate would have it, she was invited by Jennifer Palmer at Hall's Cross Road Elementary School to be their guest author for Family Reading Night on May 18th, 2023. The school had received a grant which enabled them to purchase one book for each family that attended the event. After each of the two presentations that evening, Jennings witnessed the electrifying excitement of the children when she talked to them and they received their books. It was clear, action needed to be taken.
On May 4th, 2023, D.A. Jennings made a presentation to members of the Joppatowne Lions Club to sponsor books for local children covered under Title One. The response was overwhelming. The club commitment, which included two additional donations by Daniel Jahn and Peggy Hoban, sponsored 68 books for children. The cost of sponsorship covers the price of getting the books to the children...this is not a profit endeavor by the author. The delivery of books will include a reading by D.A. Jennings of one or more of her illustrated books. Updates of book deliveries will be posted on the Literacy Sponsor tab of this site as they occur. Huge kudos to Rich Bennett (President) and the members of the group who are the first to invest in this literacy program. Read to succeed!
Read to Succeed at Good Shepherd Children's Center
June 27th, 2023 - The center was filled with excitement as D.A. Jennings presented some of her books to Good Shepherd Children's Center in Joppa, Maryland. The center was selected by the Joppatowne Lions Club to be the first recipient for some of their sponsored books for children. Twelve books were provided to the school and the author read The Tapping Stick to the Pre-K children and Cheese? Yes, Please! to the elementary students. Both sessions were lively and fun!
Pictured (L-R): Meghan Shuttlesworth, Peggy Hoban, D.A. Jennings, Rebecca Snyder