The Story of Fred Rogers: A Biography Book for New Readers
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About the Author
SUSAN B. KATZ, NBCT, is an award-winning, bestselling, Spanish bilingual author. For the past 25 years, Ms. Katz has worked as a bilingual elementary educator, National Board Certified Teacher, and literacy specialist. You can find out more about Susan's books on her website www.SusanKatzBooks.com.
"Ms. Katz has written an informative and easy-to-read book that is sure to inspire young readers to be kind, thoughtful, and curious citizens of the world. It's filled with great stories of Mr. Rogers' childhood, family life, and many accomplishments--encouraging us all to love ourselves just the way we are while going for our dreams." --Andrew Jordan Nance, author of Puppy Mind, The Lion in Me, The Barefoot King, and Mindful Arts in the Classroom
"This book provides a wonderfully real look into the life of Fred Rogers. I like that the author includes facts that help readers to see that Mr. Rogers was a real, down-to-earth person with flaws just like everyone else. She also does a great job of highlighting how important he was in improving access to learning for millions of children. He wasn't just a beloved television personality; he truly did seek to make his community and ultimately the world a better place. There is a glossary of terms at the back of the book which helps young readers to build their vocabulary as well. Inspirational and heartwarming. Recommend." --Jean K.
"This is a wonderful bio of Fred Rogers. I have been pleased with this series, and Fred Rogers is a wonderful role model with a positive message. Susan B. Katz does a fabulous job of writing the content. This series does a good job of dividing content into manageable bites and sections. The thought questions for this book are especially interesting. A child with knowledge of Mr. Rogers would find this book fascinating, and I can just about guarantee Mom and Dad are going to read it too. Highly recommended." --E. Burton, ESOL teacher and writer