Robbin Miller, Children's Author
Children's Author Overcomes Adversity with Grit and Poise
Robbin Miller wrote her chapter book to inspire girls to play little league baseball with boys. Girls are just as capable as boys to play on the baseball diamond. Robbin teaches the lessons on how self-determination, grit, and support can help you achieve your dreams despite the obstacles that get in the way. Robbin is the author of two picture books, Playgroup Time and Three Best Friends, that promote inclusion and diversity for children of all abilities. Robbin is a mother of an active nine year-old boy and is an adjunct faculty member for a community college. Robbin is also a licensed mental health counselor in practice.
The most important thing the author wants readers to gain from her books:
I want girls and boys to learn that believing in your abilities to excel in your dreams are possible despite the adversity and obstacles that may occur along the way. Never give up to aspire to what you want to accomplish in life. It is only failure when you don't try and strive for it.
Why the author is an authority on the subject of her books:
I am a former little league player who dared to cross the sidelines to play baseball with boys after it became legal in 1974. At first I thought how it would be a smooth ride to play little league, but I soon learned very quickly that this was not the case. I endured name-calling, boos, and jeers from the boys and the fans as I strutted my stuff on the diamond to prove that I was just as good as the boys on the diamond.
Speaking Engagements and School Presentations:
My presentations consist of two parts:
1) I educate the children on how to overcome obstacles to achieve their dreams.
2) I read excerpts from my book to generate discussions on how to process hurt feelings and why children behave in those ways to insult others.
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