4/16: NEPTO Welcomes Children’s Book Author Patricia Polacco

NEPTO is pleased to bring renowned children’s author and illustrator Patricia Barber Polacco to Northeast on April 16. Ms. Polacco will meet with all grades throughout the day.  Ms. Polacco has dyslexia and as a child found relief by expressing herself through art. She endured teasing and hid her disability until a school teacher recognized that she could not read and began to help her. Her book Thank You, Mr. Falker is Polacco’s retelling of this encounter and its outcome. She also wrote such books as Mr. Lincoln’s Way and The Lemonade Club. Patricia has earned numerous awards and has written and illustrated a vast array of children’s books. We are delighted to welcome her to Northeast!