In early May, I visited the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. A desert dweller for much of my life, I was amazed at the rivers in the area including the Mississippi River that streamed right behind my hotel. I enjoyed its beauty throughout the day, especially when it turned gold at sunset.
I also very much enjoyed speaking to elementary school students and to student teachers. A special part of my visit was that the student teachers had created clever activities connected to some of my books, and after I spoke, the students visited the different stations to enjoy some book-related fun.
The visit reminded me of how important student teachers are and that connecting them to Día before they graduate can provide a bookjoy initiative for their future work. This is also important for library students.