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Official Website of Children's Book Author

Carla Siravo

Hugh-Manatee For President

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 March 1st, 2019
 March 1st, 2019

Carla (Heusser) Siravo is a published children's book author as well as an elementary school reading specialist. As a Teach for America alumni, Carla is trained in social justice advocacy for children. She transforms her students true-life experiences into sea adventure stories for children all over the world to read.

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Meet Carla at:
Official Release Party/
Read Aloud Event
Barnes & Noble
 Cherry Hill, NJ
April 6, 12-3 PM
 what's the message?

Carla's writing mission is to teach children empathy by creating lovable sea creature characters who find themselves struggling in fishy predicaments. In this parallel under-the-sea world, characters face injustices that represent the real-world inequities our children are likely to witness and/or personally experience.  Kids will fall in love with the books' sweet characters and cheer for them when they encounter hardship.

Carla's story arcs intentionally present opportunities for parents and teachers to guide children's thinking about how readers develop empathy for each character,  how this empathy can be extended to other children around them, and how to preserver through troubled waters.

The book Hugh Manatee for President comes with a free Parent/Teacher Lesson Manual to support adults in their conversations with children about building empathy, social awareness, character traits, drawing inferences, and self-to-text connections.


Upcoming Events

Breakfast Pajama Party/Book Reading!
Sat, May 04
The Pop Shop
May 04, 2019, 8:30 AM – 10:30 AM
The Pop Shop, 729 Haddon Ave, Collingswood, NJ 08108, USA
Come join Hugh and I at the Pop Shop in Collingswood!
Daffodil Day Book Signing
Sat, Apr 13
Table outside of Starbucks!
Apr 13, 2019, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Table outside of Starbucks!, E Main St, Moorestown, NJ 08057, USA
Come stop by and say hello!
Book Release Party
Sat, Apr 06
Barnes & Noble
Apr 06, 2019, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Barnes & Noble, 911 Haddonfield Rd, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002, USA
I'm very excited about my Barnes and Noble Book Release/Read Along! Please note, my reading will occur at 11:30 but I'll be around to chat throughout the event!

Stay in touch!

 Want to talk? Reach me by email at: carlasiravoauthor@gmail.com


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Your support means the world to me!

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