Author Day at Good Shepherd Lutheran School

Good Shepherd Lutheran School to host book signing for award-winning author and illustrator, Kathryn Otoshi

Good Shepherd Lutheran School will host a book signing for award-winning author and illustrator, Kathryn Otoshi, during the school’s Author Day, Friday, December 7 at the school’s main campus in Novato. Along with sharing and signing her highly regarded books, Otoshi will work with individual age groups and have Good Shepherd students work through activities to raise their sensitivity and provide them with tools for building confidence and self-esteem; the themes of her books.

Otoshi’s book “One,” has garnered 15 awards, including the E.B. White Read Aloud Honor Book and the Teacher’s Choice Award. “One” is an anti-bullying book that introduces colors, numbers and counting while playing on larger themes of acceptance, tolerance, and the power of one voice. Her book, “Zero,” is about finding value in others and ourselves.  She is also known for her early books, “What Emily Saw,” “Simon & the Sock Monster,” as well as her illustrations for “Marcello the Movie Mouse” which received the Writer’s Digest Award for Best Children’s Book, the DIY Best Children’s Book, the Hollywood Book Festival Award, and the Eric Hoffer Notable Award. 

“We are honored to have Kathryn Otoshi at our school. Her teachings and writings about inclusion, self-esteem, etc. are truly invaluable and important socio-emotional lessons for everyone, not just students,” says the school’s Administrator, Debbie Hanks. “This is an exciting day for Good Shepherd Lutheran students…a chance to meet a local famous author and host a book signing – I’m excited.” 

For more information on Good Shepherd Lutheran School’s Author Day, please contact Gigi Dennis, Marketing/PR at 415-250-4762 or e-mail gigi.dennis@goodshepherdlutheran.org.

About Good Shepherd Lutheran School

Founded in 1976 as a ministry of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Good Shepherd Lutheran School provides a comprehensive Preschool – 8th grade education serving the children of families in Marin and Sonoma Counties. Based on biblical principles and centered on Jesus Christ, Good Shepherd Lutheran School is a faith community that believes the best education takes place within the context of relationships, and where the uniqueness of every child is valued. Small classes emphasize one of the core values of GSLS, and teachers integrate a Christian worldview into the curriculum thereby creating foundations of faith, integrity, leadership, service to others and academic excellence.

GSLS is a member of the Evangelical Lutheran Education Association and the California Association of Private School Organizations, and is accredited by the National Association of Education for Young Children (NAEYC) and Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). 

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