Author Debra Frasier visits Kennedy School March 6The celebration begins Tuesday and Wednesday, March 6 and 7, at Kennedy Elementary School.
By: Jane Lightbourn, The Hastings Star-Gazette
The celebration begins Tuesday and Wednesday, March 6 and 7, at Kennedy Elementary School.
As part of the school’s Beyond Imagination celebration of the arts, author Debra Frasier will visit the school, connect with students and staff, and provide an evening program for families of the school.
Funding for Frasier’s visit to Kennedy (a $4,000 expense) was provided by a Hastings Public School Foundation “What If” grant earlier this year.
Kennedy teacher Bryana Carlson said the Beyond Imagination event at the school has been ongoing for the past two years and involves all students and staff with a large celebration set for May.
“This is about celebrating the arts,” said Carlson. This author’s visit will provide an opportunity to further ignite students’ passion for reading and writing, “and perhaps inspire a future generation of authors,” she said.
Frasier writes and illustrate picture books. Her books have won many awards.
Her first book, “On the Day You Were Born,” has received worldwide recognition. The accompanying video won the American Library Association’s highest honor for a children’s film, the Andrew Carnegie Medal.
Her newest book, “A Birthday Cake is No Ordinary Cake,” tells the story of the planet Earth moving in a great spinning circle around the sun, all the while collecting ingredients for a birthday cake.
Frasier’s visit to Kennedy includes presentations, lunch with students, door decorating contest, a book signing and a family night March 6.