UPLAND, CA– Keisha Harris, an educator in the Rialto Unified School District, took a leap of faith when she decided to embark on a new journey to publish her first children’s book.
“Giving children a voice has always been been my mission as a writer. I want to give life to their adventures,” Keisha Harris states.
“Beware of the Common Core” is a comical adventure about a boisterous six year who will be entering the world of first grade. She’s excited about starting school this year until she receives a suspicious letter in the mail about some strange “common core” that has invaded her school over the summer. Convinced it must be a contagious virus, she tries to devise a plan to send it back to Washington only to discover the true meaning of the Common Core.
This is the first book released in the Alley Petes series. Each book concentrates on a core standard and introduces new strategies and techniques to help children comprehend new concepts in language arts and math. The book’s comical flare is designed to captive a young audience while incorporating literacy and language skills. The concept behind the Alley Petes series is to create a series of short stories that demonstrates a child ability to overcome her struggles with mastering complex standards. The use of humor is a guaranteed motivator to encourage children to read. “Beware of the Common Core” will keep young readers engaged and wanting to read more about Alley’s adventures.