Oceanside CA— Yesterday, Monday, November 13, 2017, award winning author A.B. Curtiss, celebrated the Carson Scholars Fund’s (CSF) 12th Annual National Day of Reading with 3rd graders at Bonsall West Elementary School, in Oceanside. The CSF’s National Day of Reading, held in conjunction with ‘American Education Week’ is a ‘Reading Room Project’ literacy event designed to raise awareness of the importance of everyday leisure reading.
A.B. Curtiss is a board-certified cognitive behavioral therapist, diplomate of the board—psychology, MS, CBT,CH, MFCC, certified hypnotist, author and lecturer. Her books have been translated in 5 languages including Japanese and Russian. Ms Curtiss read from several of her books including The Little Chapel that Stood which tells of the historic chapel, less than 100 yards from the Twin Towers, that miraculously survived on 9-11 and In the Company of Bears, Winner of a Benjamin Franklin Award. Her other children’s books include: A Train You Never Saw, Hallelujah A Cat Comes Back, Dragons Guard the Zoo,Time of The Wild, and Legend of the Giant Panda.
The Carson Scholars Fund is a nonprofit organization founded in 1994 by retired, world-renowned pediatric neurosurgeon and New York Times bestselling authors Dr. Ben Carson and his wife, Candy. The Carson Scholars Fund operates under an education mission. One of its initiatives is the Reading Room Project. The Reading Room Project provides funding for schools to purchase high-interest books and create a literacy-enriched environment to promote daily, independent reading. To date, the CSF has established 177 reading room locations in 22 states and Washington, DC. The Reading Room Project is new to California thanks to a generous donation by a couple in San Diego.
In addition to hosting special guest readers, reading room school partners throughout the county will be sharing the book Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World’s Most Famous Bear by Lindsay Mattick. This New York Times bestseller and 2016 Caldecott Medal Winner tells the remarkable true story of the bear that inspired Winnie-the-Pooh. This year’s event was made possible through partnerships with the William and Winifred Freeman Foundation and Dreamscape Media. Thanks to the sponsorship of the William and Winifred Freeman Foundation, every CSF reading room school partner received a hardcover book of Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World’s Most Famous Bear, an animated DVD narration of the story and children storybook activities. “Dreamscape is proud to partner with the Carson Scholars Fund to share Finding Winnie with schools across the country,” said Tammy Faxel, Publisher of Dreamscape Media. “We are dedicated to bringing books to life, including the remarkable true story that inspired Winnie-the-Pooh.” For children not attending a reading room school, the special book narration and storybook activities are available on the CSF website: www.carsonscholars.org.
For more information about A.B. Curtiss, her books for children and adults, visit www.abcurtiss.com.
About the Carson Scholars Fund
The Carson Scholars Fund is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, founded in 1994 by retired, world-renowned pediatric neurosurgeon and New York Times bestselling authors Dr. Ben Carson and his wife, Candy. The Reading Room Project was started as an initiative of the Carson Scholars Fund to combat illiteracy and promote leisure reading as a key to unlocking a child’s full potential.
About Dreamscape Media
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