For this addition to our new Raising Star Readers feature, we’re honored to be showcasing a brand-new Star Reader: Baby Sylvie was only two days old when this photo was taken! She’s pictured with Gram (Brenda Sederberg), as the two of them share Debra Frasier’s classic picture book On the Day You Were Born at Sylvie’s home in Duluth, Minnesota. The milestone they were celebrating was, of course, Sylvie’s safe entry into the world.
Brenda is a retired elementary teacher with a passion for children’s literature. When she retired, she didn’t take much else from her classroom, but she did bring home 24 boxes of books! They are now on shelves in her home, and she takes certain ones out to read to visiting children and now her new granddaughter as well. Brenda also reads in a 4th grade class each week and belongs to the Duluth branch of Bookology’s Chapter & Verse Book Clubs, which meets at the Bookstore at Fitger’s.
Sylvie is now five months old and Brenda cares for her two days a week. They read together each time. This is important to Brenda, being a teacher, and knowing the importance of books. Her wish for her granddaughter is to grow up with a love of reading, and Brenda is delighted to report that Sylvie is already listening and focused.
We here at Bookology wish Brenda and Sylvie many, many happy hours of reading together, and we look forward to sharing other milestones with their Reading Team in the future. If you would like us to feature your Reading Team, contact Lisa Bullard. She can answer questions and provide further information about how to participate.