Alva Sachs, Children's Author, Speaker, Consultant, Educator
Alva Sachs-Award-Winning Children’s Author
Born and raised in Chicago, Illinois, Alva earned her Bachelor’s of Science degree from the University of Illinois. She holds a Master’s of Education degree from Northern Illinois University. Her sixteen years of teaching experience in elementary school, and a life-long passion for writing for kids is her motivation. She is the founder of Three Wishes Publishing Company and has five award-winning children’s picture books. As President of Reading Is Fundamental of Southern California, her goal for the purpose of not only promoting literacy for children, is also enhanced by helping to build home libraries for underserved children in the greater Los Angeles and Orange County in southern California. As Vice President of the Angel of the Arts of the Thousand Oaks Civics Arts Plaza in California and liaison to the Kids for the Arts program, she helps to raise funds for Title 1 schools to have the opportunity to experience live theatre, music, and the arts.
The most important thing the author wants readers to gain from her books:
Alva’s stories for children excite, empower, and engage the young reader. Oftentimes, the world around children can be overwhelming as they develop into themselves. Her stories provide situations that children can relate to and help them to “grow into their own skins.” We all face times when things just don’t go right, but with patience, the help of our family and friends, we can learn to overcome difficult situations and succeed.
Why the author is an authority on the subject of her books:
I actually do not think I am an authority on the subjects of my books, I simply grow inside and outside of all the life experiences I have had the opportunity to have been surrounded by children to help me see and feel the world around me. My authority actually comes from my Peter Pan syndrome, “I’ll never grow up-not me!”
School presentations are interactive, engaging, and age appropriate. Allowing children to be part of the experience makes it meaningful and something they can feel a part of. We chat, we share, we exchange experiences, we read together, and with older children, we get right into the writing of books, putting books and illustrations together, and tying it all up into a neat package. Whether presentations are in a classroom, library, auditorium or multi-purpose room, my goal is to make each student feel that they are a part of the school visit.
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