Dallas, TX (PRWEB) February 14, 2011
Storyopolis Global Entertainment, in partnership with the Texas Rangers Baseball Foundation, the Arlington Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Arlington Chamber Foundation are united in a fight against illiteracy. Together, they are a strong and positive force – changing Arlington, one book at a time with an amazing speaker series that successfully kicked off in the fall of 2010.
The mission of the speaker series is to promote a love for reading by making available the opportunity for young readers and their families to meet some of the world’s best authors and illustrators. The speaker series inspires children to read and sparks the imaginations and creativity of children in the community. Getting kids excited about reading further strengthens their study skills to ensure success in school.
Storyopolis Global Entertainment owners, Matthew and Kristine Abramowitz say, "It is an honor to work with these major players. We like to think of ourselves as, 'THE FANTASTIC FOUR'. The Texas Rangers, whose new owners led by Chuck Greenberg and Nolan Ryan, have always been leaders in literacy, Wes Jurey, the Head of the Arlington Chamber of Commerce, who is a state and national leader in literacy and education and Jay Burress of the Arlington Convention and Visitors Bureau, who works to market Arlington as a premier destination for visitors and advocate for literacy and workforce development.”
We have created a strong model and standard for improving literacy in our community. It is a labor of love to establish a fun learning environment, where kids find its cool to get caught reading, strengthens their skills that will enrich everyone’s world. We don’t plan to just stop with our own community, but have our sights set on launching similar speaker series in other major league baseball communities.
One Thursday each month we bring some of the world’s best authors and illustrators of children's books to Arlington schools where they present and meet the students. That evening, an event is held at the Rangers Ballpark in Arlington which offers parents an outstanding venue to meet, be a part of an interview with the author/illustrator and ask questions.
Join us Thursday, February 17 at 7 pm in the Diamond Club at the Rangers Ballpark in Arlington as we celebrate Black History Month with Caldecott Honor winner and Coretta Scott King Award winning illustrator, E. B. Lewis. We are proud and excited to have the NAACP co-host this awesome event with us. Mr. Lewis’s Books will be sold at the event for signing and you may also purchase books for donation to the NAACP. To explore the amazing art and books of world renowned illustrator E.B. Lewis, visit his website at eblewis.com
The amazing list of renowned authors/illustrators for 2011 continues with;
March 10, Frank Beddor
April 7, Terri Farley
May 5, Walter Wick
To learn more about Storyopolis Global Entertainment, please visit us at http://www.storyopolisent.com . Questions or other inquiries can be emailed to Owner, Matt Abramowitz at mabook1(at)msn(dot)com. Storyopolis Global Entertainment is located at 10000 N. Central Expressway, Suite 448 Dallas, Texas 75231, phone 214-890-4080.