Author, educator to speak in Downey

DOWNEY - Noted author and educator Alan Lawrence Sitomer will speak and sign books in Downey on Sept. 17.Sitomer, California's "Teacher of the Year" in 2008 and "Innovative Teacher of the Year' in 2008, will discuss how to get children and teens excited about reading. Sitomer has taught English at Lynwood High School and is on the faculty of Loyola Marymount University. His book, "Teaching Teens and Reaping Results," gives strategies for motivating reluctant readers and teaching them the value of education. His book includes a list of "no fail" books for teens and advice for parents on helping kids achieve school success. Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing. The event is sponsored by the Downey City Library and starts at 6:30 p.m. in the council chambers at City Hall. Admission is free but registration is requested by calling the adult information desk at (562) 904-7360, ext. 132.

********** Published: September 6, 2012 - Volume 11 - Issue 21