Sharon Gardner published her 1st Children's book, Max's Tree.
Sharon, a retired elementary school teacher, came up with the idea of Max's Tree as a way to teach her grandson about the seasons. The book revolves around a huge tree which grows in Max's front yard, and how not just the tree, but various animals, transform with the seasons.
Sharon is the 2nd VP and Membership Chair of the IOTA Chapter of DKG/NJ.
Brianna Sullivan, the illustrator, is an award winning freelance artist who specializes in lifestyle portraiture. Brianna is the granddaughter of IOTA Treasurer, Denise McDermott.
Congratulations to Shannon Pizzuta, Iota Chapter, who has been featured in a news article: https://thesunpapers.com/2021/05/24/deptford-teacher-provides-schools-with-little-libraries/?amp&fbclid=IwAR3MdTfHlrf6DiUtp6eTeZNHSSy4OqEVI8zyaDeNlj3ZZhpRSmuUbLQ9lUs
Last summer Shannon Pizzuta applied for eight grants, one for each school in the Deptford Township district.
She ordered books from Scholastic’s website and organized them by grade level in her living room to provide the schools with little libraries, book nooks that are the result of a nationwide book sharing program.
Read the whole article to find out more. Yay, Shannon!