Lambert Elementary in Manchester had a special guest last week.
Rafael Lopez is an internationally-recognized illustrator and community muralist from San Diego, whose illustrations bring diverse characters to children’s books. Lopez was invited to present to Lambert’s students during afternoon assemblies and Lambert’s Reading Night.
Carolyn Shives, who serves as the teacher librarian, says his visit was special because it was full of culture, reading and creativity.
Lopez spent quality time with students – signing books, sharing lunch and answering questions.
Shives says his visit just reinforces how important it is to bring in guests to talk with students.
Shives says the students were still talking about his visit the next day.
photos courtesy of Carolyn Shives/West Delaware