Monday, June 17, 2013
Norton Juster Visits Athena Program
Famous children’s author, Norton Juster, who wrote the children’s classic The Phantom Tollbooth, joined the Athena Program to talk about writing children’s books and the importance of reading to your children.
The week-long Athena Program works with teen mothers from Holyoke, Massachusetts and takes place on the campus of Amherst College.
The program combines poetry, family literacy, and healthy eating and cooking.
In addition to speaking to the young women, Norton autographed copies of his charming book, The Hello Goodbye Window.
The Athena Interactive Literacy Program is part of Reader to Reader’s DiscoverBooks Program, which receives generous support from Mary Ann Cofrin and the AEC Trust, the Irene E. & George A. Davis Foundation, and PeoplesBank.