Writer and illustrator, DyAnne DiSalvo’s trade mark theme of “Helping Neighborhoods ©”, has been featured on Reading Rainbow, (Uncle Willie and the Soup Kitchen) and theatre productions, (City Green). She received a Congressional Commendation from the State of New Jersey for her book, Grandpa’s Corner Store, a story which makes “children…realize that they are not always powerless, that they can make a difference.” (School Library Journal).
Based on the real life inspirations that make her children’s books come alive, DyAnne inspires students to “never give up” and take action in their neighborhoods. From her growing-up years in Brooklyn, New York, DyAnne narrates a humorous and lively PowerPoint presentation including rejection letters, re-writes, book dummies, and crayon character drawing which is donated to the event.
“The Sloppy Copy Slipup” which was written for reluctant readers and writers is also based on the authors experience as an unwilling bookworm ! Writer’s Workshops are available for grades 3-5.