On August 14th and 15th, the Institute for Positive Living and held an Open Books Program at Illinois Tech, which included interactive presentations for students and parents in the Bronzeville community followed by a parent discussion group. Presenters were acclaimed authors Sharon M. DraperEarl Sewell and Bernard Turner, with Ms. Draper leading the parent discussion group. For information on other programs that promote reading, see the Institute for Positive Living website or contact Rev. Marrice Coverson at openbook@ameritch.net.

The Institute for Positive Living’s Open Book Program helped students, parents and teachers get ready for school by sponsoring two workshops with Award-Winning Author Sharon Draper.

Please see the pictures and captions for highlights of this event.

The young participants in the Back to School Readers Workshop got a chance to select a free book written by the Authors Sharon Draper, Earl Sewell and Bernard Turner.
The young participants in the Back to School Readers Workshop got a chance to select a free book written by the Authors Sharon Draper, Earl Sewell and Bernard Turner.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Students, ages 8-14 are pictured with Authors Sharon Draper, Earl Sewell and Bernard Turner during the Back to School Readers' Workshop.
Students, ages 8-14 are pictured with Authors Sharon Draper, Earl Sewell and Bernard Turner during the Back to School Readers’ Workshop.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

National Award Winning Author Sharon Draper (center) is pictured with Acclaimed Authors Earl Sewell and Bernard Turner. They each are holding copies of one of their books.
National Award Winning Author Sharon Draper (center) is pictured with Acclaimed Authors Earl Sewell and Bernard Turner. They each are holding copies of one of their books.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Workshop participants pictured (l-r): Beverly Tatum, Beethoven Elementary School, Brittany Ware, IPL Staff, Lauren Norwood, Principal, and Jennifer Sanders, Assistant Principal, JRD Academy, Retired Teacher, Carolyn Clark, Author Sharon Draper, Carnedra Clark, Rochelle President-Chapman, James Madison Elementary, Parent Josephine Norwood and Molly McCaughey, IIT.
Workshop participants pictured (l-r): Beverly Tatum, Beethoven Elementary School, Brittany Ware, IPL Staff, Lauren Norwood, Principal, and Jennifer Sanders, Assistant Principal, JRD Academy, Retired Teacher, Carolyn Clark, Author Sharon Draper, Carnedra Clark, Rochelle President-Chapman, James Madison Elementary, Parent Josephine Norwood and Molly McCaughey, IIT.
Institute for Positive Living Hosted Author Event at IIT
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