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A Second Chance to Stargaze: An Interview with Victoria Jamieson & Omar Mohamed

Updated: May 14, 2020

One of my favorite things about my job as the School + Author Liaison with Second Star to the Right is the ability to connect with so many different people from all different walks of life, all over the planet. I get to work in schools and connect all of the amazing students and educators with incredible authors, maybe even introducing them to a new favorite! I get to hear kids tell me that they don’t like to read and then watch their face light up when they find THAT story. The one that makes them feel SEEN and HEARD. The one that they devour and can’t seem to put down. And I get to hear parents telling me about kids reading at the dinner table or while they should be doing homework. (Always do your homework first, kids!)

But even better than connecting these young minds with their favorite story is watching them come face to face with authors and illustrators. I’ve stood back and listened as tearful young kids tell an author that they didn’t think there were books for kids like them. Sometimes I see a face, full of wonder and inspiration, whisper that they didn’t realize they could be an author or an illustrator, too. I’ve watched as dreams are born and paths are forged. I’ve seen lives take shape right before my eyes. All because they get to connect with a story or an author.