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Dear Rachelle,

I just wanted to write you and tell you again how much we enjoyed having you here at Halifax! I have received a lot of positive feedback from teachers and students regarding this year’s author visit with you! You did a fabulous job of presenting your story, a love of reading and writing, and a message of creativity to our students! Some of my favorite things you mentioned were “it doesn’t matter what you read, it doesn’t matter where you read, as long as you read, read, read!” I loved how you were telling students to always ask lots of questions, so many that they annoy their parents and teachers!!! I LOVE it! Curiosity is so important and I love that you stressed always having that and asking what if?! I also loved how you discussed how many times Dr. Seuss was rejected as I always discuss this with my students each year during read across America week. It’s so important for students to know right out that whatever road they choose, it may not be easy, but they musn’t give up! Your charisma, love and passion for life just really shines through in everything you do and it was not only inspiring to our students but to me as well in thinking about other dreams I have for myself in life. What an encouragement! So, thanks for being you and using your talents to pour into other children and adults across the world! It was a true pleasure to have you here, and I will surely recommend your name to my other colleagues in other school districts who might be looking for a guest author.

~Brittany Rex
Halifax School District, Halifax. PA