Flora Johnson, Community Bookseller
I love reading! I usually carry a tote bag with books whenever I leave home. I read to my children when I was pregnant with them. They are now college students and avid readers. They now buy me books for gifts.
I have a part time job working with an after-school reading program as a site coordinator. I recruit volunteers to tutor 1st, 2nd and 3rd graders. Our program is one hour long after school. I read a story to the group and sometimes fill in as a tutor, working one on one with students to help them make progress to achieve grade level reading. I am looking forward to reading Barefoot Books to my Afterschool students.
Becoming a Barefoot Books Ambassador gives me an opportunity to continue working with children, families and books year-round, even when the afterschool program is not in session. I love sharing my love of books with children and families.