Naperville Reads

One children’s author recently brought his talents and his story of a barking mouse to local schools.

Author Antonio Sacre spoke to a crowd of District 203 elementary students at Naperville North High School.

During the presentation, Sacre explained how his half-Cuban half-American upbringing, as well as his family, inspired his books. The children’s author travels the country giving presentations of his stories in both English and Spanish.

After his presentation at North, Sacre traveled to Beebe Elementary School to speak with dual language students. Sacre told stories entirely in Spanish.

“If I didn’t know how to speak Spanish I wouldn’t be at this school today,” Sacre said. “If I didn’t speak English, of course you have to speak English in the United States. These are things I want these kids to know, how valuable it is to have both languages.”

Naperville Reads sponsored the event, which is an initiative to promote reading as a family and community activity. Each year the program brings authors into local schools to discuss their work with students.

Naperville author Luis Urrea will also be featured later this month.

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