Author / Family Literacy Events

When Jim is asked to visit as a featured author he works to create a true celebration of his books and, more importantly, the joy of reading by emphasizing active participation and family play.

Jim Gill is an author and musician. His most recent book, A Soup Opera, received an award from the American Library Association in 2010. In total, Jim’s recordings and books have received five separate awards from the American Library Association over the years.

Most importantly, however, Jim is a child development specialist and concentrated his graduate studies on the significant role of play in our lives. Jim understands the importance of those moments when young children “play at reading” with parents, teachers and caregivers that they love. Those moments play a crucial role in literacy development.

When Jim is asked to visit a community as a featured author he works to create a true celebration of his books and, more importantly, the joy of reading by emphasizing active participation and family play. There are songs to read and books to sing! There are even opportunities for families to read as they dance along!

The goal is to create an event where adults and children experience the joy of reading together in a playful manner in the hopes they will continue to playfully read together at home.

Jim Gill is unique in his ability to combine his artistry with advocacy for early literacy development. He shares both at each inspiring and joyous event.

 

If you are interested in inviting Jim to your community as a featured author for a family reading event, you can e-mail him at jimgill@jimgill.com