Thank you, Mariposa Elementary School!

Just back from the wilds of Redlands, CA where the students and staff of Mariposa Elementary School serenaded me with a welcome I’ll never forget. Before my morning assemblies, all the 3rd grade students took the stage and performed for their parents and for me (such creativity!) Their teachers Judy and Tandi had scripted a re-cap of my life and writing career which students sang, rhymed, and rapped to live, spritely piano accompaniment. Thank you, Lisa McCarty who coordinated the whole visit, and to all the honorary Jazz Bugs who adorned the stage and cafeteria with artwork based on my books. (What are you trying to do, give me a big head?) Here are some links to media coverage that appeared in the local press: