Children's author stresses importance of reading

DOWNEY - Children's author Scott Sussman will visit two Downey elementary schools next month to present his wildly imaginative presentation as part of Read Across America.Originally of Orange County but now living in Rome, Italy, Sussman is author of "Silly the Seed" and "Mark and the Molecule Maker." His message to students is "Reading is Succeeding." In addition to offering his unique perspective on how reading can make you happier and more successful in everything you do, Sussman often has students begging to read more books. "The key is to reach kids while they're learning to read, before they link the idea of reading strictly to school," he said. "With the right perspective, they'll be more likely to develop a lifelong interest in reading." Sussman will be at Rio Hondo Elementary on March 4 and Price Elementary on March 6.

********** Published: February 14, 2013 - Volume 11 - Issue 44