TIA’s own 4th-grade student Waylee Minter gets her book published, The Lion Without a Roar. Mama and Papa Goose and their company Paidion Publishing sponsored a contest for young writers and Waylee was the winner, which resulted in her very own published book.
Dr. Jennifer Herrera
“It’s really important that we acknowledge the giftings of our students. They are going to be taking who they are into the world and taking care of the rest of us. What we like to do at TIA is to look for the specific talent of each individual student and develop it to the maximum that we can.
With the help of Mama and Papa Goose and their company Paidion Publishing, we were able to have one of our 4th grade TIA students Waylee Minter, be our first-time published author.
It’s very important that we do this. Becoming an author at a young age, think about what she will do next! What will her next accomplishment be? It was very exciting to see that they were able to acknowledge this young lady. To see it come all the way to a book is a wonderful thing! And it has a coloring book inside too.”
Principal Valerie Enriquez
“We want to be able to show the kids that anything is possible. When they put something down on paper, the really see the end goal. If reading is their passion and they want to become a book author, firstly they need to really look at that end goal. Secondly, they need to apply that in the classroom. As an example, Waylee wanted to be a book author and was able to get her book published. Today she had the chance to read her newly published book to our school. Afterward, we had a little celebration in honor of that.”
“It is so important for our children to become life long learners. We want them to be smart and intelligent. In addition, we want them to be benefactors to our society. ”
“My book is about a lion cub who overcomes his fears and he finds his inner hero.”
“We wanted to team up with a school system that was willing to commit to their students. TIA is that school. As a result, no matter where their students come from, they help them all graduate and get admitted to college.”
Final words from Dr. J
In other words, we are really extremely grateful to Paidion Publishing for bringing this contest to TIA and publishing our student’s book.”