An educator with almost 20 years experience Michelle Person, is an elementary school principal with the Cleveland Metropolitan School District. A former Teach For America corps member and KIPP alum, Michelle is a children’s author, speaker, and provides professional development on increasing student engagement and raising student achievement.
Michelle is a member of Independent Book Authors (IBA) and also offers interactive workshops for student groups. In addition to these offerings Michelle is also able to create custom workshops and presentations for the specific needs of YOUR business or organization.
Research has shown that the more a child can relate to a particular topic or subject the more engaged in the activity they are likely to be. This promotes a stronger connection and creates a level of excitement to the content that might not otherwise exist. Just Like Me puts a diverse and engaging array of fiction books in the hands of children. They encourage them to discover and reflect on literature through book clubs and use technology to create and share material on their own terms.
While searching for books for her youngest daughter she was disappointed with her inability to find diverse characters that her daughter could identify with, so she began writing as a way to fill that void…and Just Like Me Books was born.
JLM is a multimedia production and development company that stresses the importance of literacy, culturally relevant reading material, and active learning experiences. Their mission is to promote a love of reading and increase literacy rates among high-risk readers through an interactive platform that prominently features characters of color.
Join us on The Authors Alley on August 14th at 1pmET/10amPT and anytime after in archive on #WordofMomRadio. Be sure to connect with Michelle at ReadJustLikeMe.com and on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
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