One of her many wonderful books is Because of Winn-Dixie. One of her favorite quotes is:
Reading should not be presented to children as a chore, a duty. It should be offered as a gift!
Bryan Medina, local poet and Fresno's Poet Laureate and instructor was on campus on April 4th. He spoke to the students about his life growing up and how he endured tough times, but despite that all he followed his dream to become a poet. Bryan has received many awards for his poetry. His motto is- Anything is possible when you set your mind to it!
Pictured above: Brian Medina, Poet
and Renee Newlove, 8th grade Teacher