Carousel Publishing is proud to have had our book, If You Tell Me, I Can Fly! incorporated into the Summer Literacy Project in Tyler, TX. Led by Dr. Kouider Mokhtari, Anderson-Vukelja-Wright Endowed Chair, this pilot program provided daily instruction from June 13 through August 12, with a goal of strengthening the reading and writing skills of approximately 30 first and second grade students in North Tyler.
Author Sharon Thayer joined the children one afternoon to read her book and talk about metaphors and how we need to strive to reach our goals – to fly. Each child received their very own, signed by the author, copy of the book.
Other Tyler-based agencies involved in the literacy program include; The University of Texas at Tyler’s College of Education & Psychology and the Office of Financial Aid, The Tyler Area Partners for Literacy, the Glass Recreation Center, the Tyler Public Library, the Tyler ISD Title I Program, and the East Texas Food Bank.