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Make New Friends: Meet Authors Beverly and Alyssa Samuel
Make New Friends is a children’s book that tells the story of Ava, a friendly girl, starting her first day at a brand-new school. Readers will enjoy learning about the different cultural backgrounds of Ava’s new friends and the important lessons the book has to offer about getting to know people who are different. Participants will engage in interactive activities and discussion related to the book. This book was written by a local mother and daughter duo, based on life experiences that illustrate diversity, equity and inclusion.
About Beverly and Alyssa
Beverly Samuel is co-author of the children’s book, Make New Friends, with her daughter, Alyssa. She retired from the United States Department of Agriculture as a National Program Leader. She developed an interest in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion on a task force at the federal level. She worked for more than 25 years as an Extension Agent. Alyssa is a Management Consultant for the federal government. Make New Friends was inspired by their family’s life experiences in school, work and the community
This program is appropriate for older preschoolers and school-age children. Register by clicking on the "Begin Registration" button (below).