During the months of May and June 2013, Skylar Sasson presented I Always Dreamed of Having a Store to several students at Avenues: The World School. Skylar began by reading to a class of third-graders on the afternoon of May 23, 2013. She was pleasantly surprised by their mature behavior and insightful inquiries and was excited to share new Spanish and Aymara words with the language-learning students.
Similarly, Avenues’ librarians were extraordinarily impressed with Skylar’s story and her interactions with the students. They not only invited her back to present to another third-grade class on June 4, 2013, but the school’s librarians also offered her the opportunity to be considered for the newly created position of Associate Librarian at Avenues NYC.
Through the “avenue” of I Always Dreamed of Having a Store and Kids’ Books Bolivia, Skylar developed a strong partnership with the unique program of Avenues: The World School, as well as with its students and their teachers.