Welcome!

News Feed Item

New Children's Book Publishing Company Looks to Encourage Literacy in Students, Impact School Performance Measures Through Memorable and Fun Author Appearances

CHICAGO, April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Rivers Ink (http://www.riversink.com/home.html), a new publishing company focused on childhood literacy, will soon be launching an innovative program to energize and encourage young readers by connecting them with some of their favorite authors and characters. The publishing company will arrange special appearances and unforgettable events at Chicago-area schools.

Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140407/PH98986-a 
Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140407/PH98986-b 

"Our mission is simple – to get more young people reading," explained Rivers. "We plan to do this by engaging children's imagination and sense of excitement. When children see reading, storytelling, and creativity as important parts of their lives, it can literally change their whole outlook. At Rivers Ink, we hope to build bridges between children's authors and their audiences in schools throughout greater Chicago."

Setting up an author appearance is both simple and cost effective. School officials can call Rivers Ink to schedule a date. Next, the school purchases as many books as necessary to allow all students to enjoy the book signing and red carpet events. Rivers Ink handles all of the logistics. There are no appearance fees associated with these services; schools are only responsible for books, taxes, and shipping and handling charges. In an age when budgets continue to stagnate or shrink, the affordability of Rivers Ink's program is a light in the darkness.

School visits begin with authors reading one of their books aloud to a group of students; later, students have their picture taken on the red carpet and have their personal copy of the book signed by the author. Rivers Ink believes that old-fashioned, dry approaches to reading are just not productive anymore. The publishing company's interactive program aims to instill in children the world-changing power of the written word. After all, reading is its own kind of magic, opening doors to the future that lead to a better life.

The data more than makes the case for a proactive approach to childhood reading, especially among minority communities. According to The Nation's Report Card, only 34% of 4th graders in Illinois are reading at their grade level; those numbers are essentially unchanged among 8th graders. For African American and Hispanic students, the situation is dire. By 4th grade, students of color are on average three academic years behind their white classmates. More information is available at http://www.rif.org/

Poor academic performance almost inevitably leads to less than ideal outcomes when young children become young adults. Illiteracy closes doors and narrows opportunities. As a former juvenile detention center employee, Rivers saw this stark reality in action every day; now, she hopes to offer a different path for impressionable youngsters.

In the coming weeks and months, Rivers Ink will be releasing further information on its remarkable, one-of-a-kind program. Area schools interested in this fantastic opportunity are encouraged to get in touch with the publisher now by emailing [email protected] or calling 1-800-498-7483.

About Rivers Ink, LLC

Rivers Ink is a publishing company geared toward encouraging children to read. Authors will visit schools and students will have the opportunity to hear the authors read, interact with characters from the book, as well as have their pictures taken on the red carpet and participate in a memorable book signing.

Children's author Jordan Rivers is the founder of Rivers Ink. Joining her on the team is Director of Operations Carnedra Clark and Media Consultant Christine Coats.

Contact:

Jordan Rivers
Rivers Ink
564 W. Randolph Street, 2nd Floor
Chicago, IL 60661
800-498-7483
[email protected]

Read more news from Rivers Ink, LLC.

SOURCE Rivers Ink, LLC

More Stories By PR Newswire

Copyright © 2007 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PRNewswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of PRNewswire. PRNewswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Latest Stories
"With Digital Experience Monitoring what used to be a simple visit to a web page has exploded into app on phones, data from social media feeds, competitive benchmarking - these are all components that are only available because of some type of digital asset," explained Leo Vasiliou, Director of Web Performance Engineering at Catchpoint Systems, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at DevOps Summit at 20th Cloud Expo, held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
21st International Cloud Expo, taking place October 31 - November 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. Cloud computing is now being embraced by a majority of enterprises of all sizes. Yesterday's debate about public vs. private has transformed into the reality of hybrid cloud: a recent survey shows that 74% of enterprises have a hybrid cloud strategy. Me...
SYS-CON Events announced today that DXWorldExpo has been named “Global Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Digital Transformation is the key issue driving the global enterprise IT business. Digital Transformation is most prominent among Global 2000 enterprises and government institutions.
SYS-CON Events announced today that Datera, that offers a radically new data management architecture, has been named "Exhibitor" of SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo ®, which will take place on Oct 31 - Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Datera is transforming the traditional datacenter model through modern cloud simplicity. The technology industry is at another major inflection point. The rise of mobile, the Internet of Things, data storage and Big...
Kubernetes is an open source system for automating deployment, scaling, and management of containerized applications. Kubernetes was originally built by Google, leveraging years of experience with managing container workloads, and is now a Cloud Native Compute Foundation (CNCF) project. Kubernetes has been widely adopted by the community, supported on all major public and private cloud providers, and is gaining rapid adoption in enterprises. However, Kubernetes may seem intimidating and complex ...
"Outscale was founded in 2010, is based in France, is a strategic partner to Dassault Systémes and has done quite a bit of work with divisions of Dassault," explained Jackie Funk, Digital Marketing exec at Outscale, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 20th Cloud Expo, held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
"We focus on SAP workloads because they are among the most powerful but somewhat challenging workloads out there to take into public cloud," explained Swen Conrad, CEO of Ocean9, Inc., in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 20th Cloud Expo, held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
"We are still a relatively small software house and we are focusing on certain industries like FinTech, med tech, energy and utilities. We help our customers with their digital transformation," noted Piotr Stawinski, Founder and CEO of EARP Integration, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 20th Cloud Expo, held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
"I think DevOps is now a rambunctious teenager – it’s starting to get a mind of its own, wanting to get its own things but it still needs some adult supervision," explained Thomas Hooker, VP of marketing at CollabNet, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at DevOps Summit at 20th Cloud Expo, held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
"We've been engaging with a lot of customers including Panasonic, we've been involved with Cisco and now we're working with the U.S. government - the Department of Homeland Security," explained Peter Jung, Chief Product Officer at Pulzze Systems, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @ThingsExpo, held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
"We're here to tell the world about our cloud-scale infrastructure that we have at Juniper combined with the world-class security that we put into the cloud," explained Lisa Guess, VP of Systems Engineering at Juniper Networks, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 20th Cloud Expo, held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
Your homes and cars can be automated and self-serviced. Why can't your storage? From simply asking questions to analyze and troubleshoot your infrastructure, to provisioning storage with snapshots, recovery and replication, your wildest sci-fi dream has come true. In his session at @DevOpsSummit at 20th Cloud Expo, Dan Florea, Director of Product Management at Tintri, provided a ChatOps demo where you can talk to your storage and manage it from anywhere, through Slack and similar services with...
As enterprise cloud becomes the norm, businesses and government programs must address compounded regulatory compliance related to data privacy and information protection. The most recent, Controlled Unclassified Information and the EU’s GDPR have board level implications and companies still struggle with demonstrating due diligence. Developers and DevOps leaders, as part of the pre-planning process and the associated supply chain, could benefit from updating their code libraries and design by in...
"Peak 10 is a hybrid infrastructure provider across the nation. We are in the thick of things when it comes to hybrid IT," explained Michael Fuhrman, Chief Technology Officer at Peak 10, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 20th Cloud Expo, held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
SYS-CON Events announced today that Calligo, an innovative cloud service provider offering mid-sized companies the highest levels of data privacy and security, has been named "Bronze Sponsor" of SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo ®, which will take place on Oct 31 - Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Calligo offers unparalleled application performance guarantees, commercial flexibility and a personalised support service from its globally located cloud plat...