eNews Highlight: Author visits build love of literacy through inspiration, encouragement

Meeting a favorite author can really bring a book to life for young readers. In fact, it can even make them readers for life. That’s why a number of HISD schools regularly invite popular authors to visit their campuses and read to students.

Barney Saltzberg, writer and illustrator of “Beautiful Oops,” spoke to art students at Memorial Elementary School recently about making mistakes and creating something beautiful from them.

Read more about Saltzberg’s visit in the Feb. 20, 2015, edition of eNews.

Other stories in this week’s edition include:

  • A story and video about elementary school students using digital technology to create illustrated and animated book reports.
  • A profile of Houston artist and Lamar graduate Marsha Dorsey Outlaw in honor of Black History Month
  • Local TV stations partnering with HISD to spread the word about free money for college.

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Click here to see the full issue for Feb. 20.