CUSTER/McDONOUGH/GUICE — The writer who keeps literal-minded housekeeper Amelia Bedelia on an even keel while entertaining millions of young readers recently spent some time with first-graders at Wesley International Academy.
Herman Parish visited the APS charter school on Jan. 31 at the invitation of WIA’s Andrea Everton, who runs the school’s Media Center. This was the conclusion of the students’ month-long study of these popular books.
The visit was co-sponsored by Little Shop of Stories in Decatur and it’s the second event WIA has held with the bookstore’s invaluable help. An author visit such as this can cost in the thousands of dollars. With Little Shop of Stories’ help, Herman Parish’s visit was free.
Wesley International Academy is a tuition-free public charter school in the Atlanta Public School system. It has a certified International Baccalaureate program and single-gender classroom instruction for kindergartners through eighth-graders on its campus at Custer and Woodland Hills avenues.