Author Inspires the Imagination


Some local school children got to meet an author on Thursday.

Children’s book author James B. Dworkin visited Sullivan Elementary School.

The Indiana native is the author of three children’s books: “The Dog and the Dolphin”, “The Dog and the Jet Ski” and “Red’s Nature Adventure”.

He read one of his books to the kindergarten students and hopes to spur their imagination.

“We want to get people to think about the importance of reading, the importance of writing and I often go through exercises with the kids, using their own imagination, trying to create stories themselves,” explains Dworkin.

“He interacts with the kids and he really does a great job of getting the kids involved in the story, and getting them excited about reading,” says kindergarten teacher Arika Nicol.

Dworkin says he has done over 300 events like this at schools, libraries, hospitals and churches.

He’s also a professor at Purdue University in West Lafayette and has written academic books as well.

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