Author In School Jennifer Dizmang was a hit with our K-8 students and teachers! Jennifer engaged students with her humor and energy. Due to her counseling background, she wanted everyone to understand the power of positive self esteem. Her take away message was "Everyone has their own power because of the choices they make." Greatness Kids shared their greatness and dreams. Some of their dreams included: inspiring others, curing cancer and winning a Nobel Peace Prize. Isn't that a lofty goal for a 4th grader? Harry Hornacre Harry Hornacre is a book character who appears to never have a chance in life. He deals with embarrassment, bullying, work ethic, etc. Harry always wins because his heart is in the right place. Touching Moment Harry's appearance is obviously different for a reason. Jennifer asked brave students to share what they wanted to change about themselves. One student commented that she wished she wasn't ugly. Jennifer responded with a comment about how she viewed the student as being beautiful. The audience erupted in spontaneous applause, confirming Jennifer's response. It brought tears to the eyes of those attending. Inspiration One third grader shared,"I want to be an author like you, because your books inspired me." Adults and students loved the time we spent with you, Jennifer. Thank you! Funding Budget cuts make author visitations prohibitive, however, due to private funding we were able to continue this valuable experience at our school.
Children's Book Author/Novelist/Professional Motivational Speaker/Counselor Jennifer Dizmang
Mark Ludy illustrator We love Harry!
Check out Harry's Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Harry-Hornacre-119787504747027/
Jennifer provided bookmarks for students and posters for publicity.
(left: cake provided for teacher/author luncheon) Contact Jennifer at: firstname.lastname@example.org