Clark Elementary School draws attention to Literacy Month

April 29, 2014

Literacy, dogs and polar bears, oh my.

Students at Clark Elementary School kicked off Literacy Month with a two-day visit from author Erik Brooks on April 17.

The longtime author and illustrator of children’s books hosted a wide range of presentations and workshops for all nine grades. Brooks, of Winthrop, has not only made a career out of creating books, but he also regularly takes part in working with children.

By Peter Clark Children’s book author Erik Brooks shows Clark Elementary School students a book he illustrated, ‘Who Has These Feet?’

By Peter Clark
Children’s book author Erik Brooks shows Clark Elementary School students a book he illustrated, ‘Who Has These Feet?’

“I love them,” Brooks said about presentations and sharing the creative process. “At one point, I dreamt of being a K through 12 art teacher.”

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