Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Childish Thinking

Adora has been called a “tiny literary giant” by Diane Sawyer.

Her daily video conferences with students from around the world have earned her Berrien RESA’s “Best Author and Expert” award for distance learning two years in a row.

To inspire the teachers of tomorrow, Adora speaks at schools like DePaul and Bowling Green State University, advocating innovation in 21st-century education around the world. A published author, her books include; "Flying Fingers", an engaging how-to hand book on writing for parents and kids from a student’s point of view.

Now at the ripe old age of 12, Adora Svitak has been been a prolific short story writer, essayist, poet and blogger since she was 7. She burst on to the scene at the age of a 6, when she was portrayed on the local news in Seattle for her writing abilities. Appearances on shows like "Good Morning America" followed which set the stage for many stops o the speaking and lecture circuit throughout the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom.

"With what we know,
We’ve made crops grow,
Traveled around the world,
Ancient mysteries unfurled;
But with what we dream,
We’ve found that things aren’t always what they seem,
We’re free of boundaries,
Allowed to create realities"


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