This is the third year I’ve attended the Rochester Children’s Book Festival at Monroe Community College, and the second time I’ve volunteered for it. A great time was had by all. It was wonderful to meet authors and illustrators from all over, watch them interact with their young, adoring, (and adorable) fans. And it was encouraging to see how many children are excited about reading. Kudos to their parents and grandparents.
The children and their parents stood in long lines at times, to get their books signed by the authors. I heard one mother tell her son that throughout her entire childhood and with all the books she read during that time, she’d never once met the author of any of her favorites.
As a result of this close encounter with their favorite authors, I believe we’ll enjoy a whole new generation of authors in the not too distant future.
Good job everyone.