Columbia, SC – Children’s literacy advocate, author and illustrator Frances Jones is making an imprint on the community by way of celebrating our youth and literacy. Through inspiring literacy talks and her colorful character Cricket Curls, she continues to encourage young people to enjoy reading as a form of entertainment and not a chore.
The mission of her company Look Mommy! Publishing LLC is to motivate children to become life-long readers by way of creating children’s literature with inspiring storylines and colorful illustrations that nurtures literacy development. Frances strives to motivate children in the community to embrace and enjoy reading and to love who they are becoming while accepting differences and unique characteristics in others.
Join us on September 22nd. 12pm-2pm, as we celebrate literacy at the 2nd Annual Read-A-Palooza Children’s Literacy Festival. The event will be held at St. Andrews Park located at 920 Beatty Road Columbia SC 29210. This year’s theme is “Superheroes Read”, so bring your young readers dressed as their favorite super hero to be a part of the “Super Hero Parade”! There will be food, family and literacy friendly vendors and of course loads of fun!
This years festival includes partnerships with the Richland County Recreation Commission, Jim Hudson Automotive Group, CiCi’s Pizza (#726 and #213), Future Scholars College Savings Plan, Richland County Sheriff’s Department and several organizations benefiting the overall development of our youth.
“When Education Meets Motivation”
If you would like more information about this event, please contact Frances Jones at (803) 814-5485 or email at [email protected]