Reflective New Children's Picture Book Invites Readers to Reminisce on...
As told from the view point of the familys personified red oak rocking chair, the story teaches adult readers the importance of observing and reflecting on childrens growth and development while also entertaining young readers with relatable stories and creative illustrations including authentic artwork created by the real-life Mya from kindergarten through the age of 18.
Watching Mya grow up was the most wonderful experience, Ms. Plaza said. I was able to see her grow from a baby into the successful young woman she is today. I loved writing this story because I was able to reflect on my granddaughters growth and express the importance of keeping those memories alive as I am very proud of Mya and all of her accomplishments.
The Red Oak Rocking Chair also highlights Puerto Rican culture through food and traditions, especially at Christmas time, which further promotes the importance of family values. As readers journey through the story, they will see aspects of their own family memories reflected in Myas experiences as told through the eyes of the red oak rocking chair.
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About the author
Nelibeth Plaza has 26 years of experience in the New York City Board of Education. She has taught children from second to sixth grade, has been an assistant principle Pre-k to fifth grade and is currently a second-grade teacher at the Public School 16 in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. She volunteers her time to Pre-k and day care centers where she does read-alouds and promotes the importance of parents reading bedtime stories to their children. Ms. Plazas granddaughter, Mya, is currently attending Wesleyan University where she is an art major and is minoring in environmentalism. The Red Oak Rocking Chair is Ms. Plazas first childrens book with several more to be released soon.