But part of the program includes kids’ events, too. Wednesday Erik Jonsson Community School 3rd, 4th and 5th graders learned who had won the essay writing contest inspired by the book “Pinkalicious.”
After reading the book, the students were challenged to write essays addressing questions posed by the former First Lady:
“Before Pinkalicious turned pink from eating too many pink cupcakes, she never thought there would be consequences for too much of a good thing. Think about a time when you did not make mindful choices. What did you do? What consequences did you face? Write a short story about the experience.”
Following a performance of “Pinkalicious The Musical” by the Dallas Children’s Theater at the Rosewood Center for Family Arts, the winners were announced Wednesday by Amanda and George P. Bush, who will be hosting “A Celebration of Reading.” Drum roll!
- 3rd grade — Leo Ontiveros for “Listen to Your Mom”
- 4th grade — Thomas Orta’s “My Goofy Hair Do”
- 5th grade — Priscilla Cabrera’s “The Time I Fainted”
Other news about the upcoming November 12 fundraiser with authors on stage is the addition of a local author — Robert Zorn. His book, “Cemetery John,” suggests that perhaps there was another person besides Bruno Hauptmann who was the mastermind of the kidnapping of the Lindbergh baby in 1936. He was inspired to research and write the book thanks to his father, the late Eugene Zorn, who was chief economist for Republic National Bank of Dallas.
The cast of authors this year is going to provide an evening for everyone, so get your tickets.
Photo provided by "A Celebration of Reading"