Our county held a book festival today. It was the first I’ve been to, and I truly hope it isn’t the last. The roster of presenters included Newberry Award winning authors and other amazing writers and illustrators who talked about the process of publishing, generating ideas, and about the power of voice.
Aside from encouraging reading, the event was meant to spark a desire to write.
We didn’t get to stay long, but I totally appreciated watching my kids select their two books from the fair. They took the task serious.
And Ri found herself smitten with a number of beautifully illustrated books.
We met author Meg Medina and she paused for a few minutes to hug the princess, take a picture, and personalize a copy of her book.
Simply awesome. She definitely didn’t have to, considering she’d just met with 50 plus people anxiously awaiting her attention and she was minutes away from a second presentation when we finally got to her. But she made the kids feel special — like there was nothing more important than greeting them. Such a beautiful spirit!