|My parent's backyard.|
Below are highlights of my author road trip to South Alabama. I visited schools in Baldwin County and Escambia County, Alabama. I grew up across the state line in Escambia County, Florida, on a farm in the Walnut Hill community. So when I was not visiting schools, I got to visit family and childhood friends I have not seen in years. The thing I love about Walnut Hill is the people who always welcome me back, like it was only yesterday, and not 30 years ago since I moved away.
The winner of our Chubby door prize was Miss Jennifer Nelson's 4th grade class. Miss Nelson was out that day and I'm pictured with Ms Linda McCann.
The next day I visited Daphne Elementary. I'm pictured with their librarian, Mrs. Elizabeth Davis.
I think the entire school turned out. I'll always remember this visit as the reason I finally purchased my own set of speakers for my laptop! I had difficulty using their equipment and could not get the audio to broadcast for my video. Daphne Elementary thought me receiving a science and technology award was hilarious.
More about my visits to Baldwin County Schools can be found here: Daphne Kids Power Up: Author teaches about nuclear power, fear of the unknown. Thank you Jessica Jones for including my story.
I completed my first week of author presentations visiting Escambia Academy in Canoe, Alabama. It is a small private school that still goes K-12th grade. It is also where my brother John Solomon graduated high school.
The kids were excited to have an author visit and each class asked to have their photo taken with me. I shared both of my books including Tickles Tabitha's Cancer-tankerous Mommy. Sadly, it's a topic the children were familiar with.
I owe a debt of gratitude to Tri City Ledger reporter Janet Little Cooper. Despite the hectic schedule of a news reporter, she attended my presentation at Escambia Academy. You can find her article on my FB page here: EA students learn about nuclear power.
|Amelia Solomon Frahm and her mother, Amelia Patricia Solomon.|
Children today learn very little about nuclear power in school which perhaps explains why none of the sixth graders thought my book was too juvenile.
One young man told me he was already working on his own book!