Author Has a Positive Message for All Children
Many children’s books are written to simply entertain their audience, but when Lorraine Rogers creates a book series, she not only knows how to hold a child’s attention, she also knows how to inspire them as well. “My books contain a positive message to all children,” said Rogers. “It is reinforcement for parents and educators to the lessons they teach children each day, in hopes that they will hold tight to them, and inspire them to become the best they can be.”
The book series, TJ’s Lessons, contains stories that will entertain, yet teach important morals that will help support a child through the growth and development process. “It is important to know the series is not just children's books,” said the author. “It is a mirror for kids all across the world, who will surely see themselves through the character TJ. It is a reminder to the kindergartner of what is expected in class. It is the confidence of the first grader that they can learn to read. It is the hope for the second grader who's being bullied. It is the message to the third grader who can't get along with their younger siblings. It is the hope of sick children everywhere, and the evidence to all kids that the best in them does exist, and can be realized. It is education through laughter, examples, and a good story. TJ Lessons is your sons and daughters experiences, beautifully woven into a learning adventure that they will never forget!”
A gifted and talented author, Rogers is always brainstorming new ideas and looking for ways to keep her young readers coming back for more stories. “I wanted to help children find the best in themselves, including my kids,” she said. “I had a lot of help along the way, and it was the encouragement from my family, educators and friends that helped me get through some pretty dark times in my youth. Almost any obstacle you can possible think of, I experienced it as a child, even the unthinkable. This is my way to reach out to that child who needs to know they are not alone, and that a wonderful, bright, unique person exists inside of them. All they have to do is move over, and allow it to come out!”
The author received a very high honor from the Baltimore County when she was being honored at the third annual African American Authors Expo. The official citation said in part: The written word plays an invaluable role in our society and your work has helped enrich our entire community both culturally and creatively. It is also a tribute to your efforts that you and your work are being featured at this annual expo. On behalf of all its citizens, Baltimore County is proud to congratulate you on this honor and wishes you the best in all your future endeavors.
The first book in the series, A Lesson in Listening, was published last winter. In November the second title will be released - If I’ve Told You Once, I’ve Told You Twice: It Pays to be Nice, and in February, Justin the Incredible: A Story of Strength and Friendship will be published.
“That book was inspired by my son TJ’s cousin, Justin Izlar, who died of cancer this past January. TJ and Justin were very close, and it was their relationship that inspired me to write this particular book. Justin touched many lives, and there were several news stories in the media about him.” A portion of the proceeds from that book will be donated to the Sarcoma Cancer Foundation of America to help find a cure for the disease.
For more information about the author and the books, please visit the Website www.tjslessons.com