We did presentations, readings and illustration workshops with kids from First Grade to Second Grade. Was worried at first that they might be too young, but they soon outstripped us in knowledge of the stars and enthusiasm. We were hosted by parent volunteers who never cease to amaze me with the work they do for education. They were organized, had ordered copies of the books for all the kids and made book marks for kids who didn’t order. Emer’s Martin favorite moment of the day was when a seven year-old girl came up to her during the signing:
“Are you famous?” 7 year old asks Emer.
“No, I’m not,” Emer said and pointed at me the illustrator, “But she is.”
“I’m famous because I wrote a book last week and all my class read it.”
“That’s great, keep on writing.”
She shrugs, “I will, I just want my books to live in the world. That’s all.”
“Us too.” Emer said.