Jamie Lee Curtis
September 19, 2010 by Post Team
The film and television star, who has faced screaming fans for decades, was greeted by a crowd of young, well educated and calm.
“I’ve never been to school before and had a welcome like that,” Curtis said, taking pictures of the crowd with his cell phone. “This is incredible.”
The actress, who made his film debut in the 1978 horror film “Halloween” has added best selling author to his list of duties. On Friday, she shared his ninth children’s book and most recent release, “My mom hung the moon.”
Curtis said: “My mom hung the moon” is a love story about the relationship between a mother and child. She told the children that besides being an actor and author, she is a mom, “” children Annie, 24, and Tom, 14.
“Now, we love the parents and the parents respect,” said Curtis, “but your mom may be the most important person you will ever know in your life.”
The students listened intently as Curtis read the full story of how in ordinary life, moms are truly extraordinary.
Curtis said he never planned to be a writer – it just happened.
“I never dreamed it would be a writer. I just became one, because one idea out of my head on a piece of paper,” said Curtis. “This is how each of my books have been written. Each one of you can write books. I hope that after today I meet you will understand that you can.”
Blaire Ranucci, director of the youth library media center, said that children think differently about the books after meeting with an author.
Visits Author help bring books to life, “Ranucci said. “Children are enthusiastic about books in general, but when given the opportunity to meet and talk with the person who came up with the idea (of history), which allows children to know that even at an early age, can thinking about being a writer. ”
Adrienne Major Morgan said the visit of Curtis is a form of “beautiful to reinforce the value of reading and writing in the lives of our students.”
“We want our students to learn about the process of creative writing and learn more about how writers think and how they work to put their thoughts and ideas on paper,” said Morgan. “Our eyes will be opened to students that they too can become a writer.”
Sarika Dev, 9, said he plans to follow in the footsteps of Curtis.
“I want to be a writer when I grow up,” Dev said “I love using my imagination and thinking of ideas.”
Jamie Lee Curtis visit was sponsored in part by the Anderson Library. “My mom hung the moon and other books are available at Anderson in downtown Naperville, or online at www.andersonsbookshop.com.
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