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MEET JANINE ... and get inspired!

Visit with Maryann Cocca-Leffler who will read both 'Janine' picture books. These books captivate the themes of inclusion and kindness while encouraging children to be their spectacular selves! The character, Janine, is based on Maryann's daughter's experiences as a child with disabilities.

Maryann Cocca-Leffler

30 Minute Program

 

$150


Maryann’s daughter Janine inspired this delightfully spunky character. Janine Leffler bravely gave her mother permission to tell her story about being a child with disabilities. The Janine books encourage every child to love who they are, while promoting respect, tolerance, and kindness.
Author-Illustrator Maryann Cocca-Leffler will read Janine and Janine and the Field day Finish, and tell about the events that inspired these stories. Maryann will also show HOW a book is made, (from idea, storyboard, Illustrations to printed book) and encourage each student to be spectacular!
Ends with Q&A.
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Review from Booklist: "this gentle portrayal of difference is powerful"

THEMES: kindness, inclusion, disabilities, self love, standing up for others, anti-bullying.
Ages K-4
Maximum 20 kids or one classroom
30-40 minutes
Free Activity sheet available (PDF via email)

About the Author

Maryann Cocca-Leffler is an award-winning author and illustrator of over 60 books for children. A Kirkus reviewer said of Maryann; “Cocca-Leffler knows children inside and out.”

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