Children’s books usually have a goal with what it’s set out to teach. Renee Prewitt’s new children’s book, Taj Cleans the Garage, has a very specific goal. Prewitt aims to bridge the 30 million word gap. Studies show that children that come from lower income homes learn 30 million less words than their higher income household. “This is the first in a series of books I’m writing to help close the 30 Million Word Gap by Age 3,” Prewitt says. In addition, she also plans to talk to parent groups about the study and new findings in closing the achievement gap. “Reading to our children is so important,” she says, “but we should also engage them in conversation!” Prewitt hopes that Taj will also encourage more young boys to read.
Prewitt will sign copies of the book, have some available to sell, and speak on children literacy, at Collision Works First Container on September 14 from 11 am to 1 pm.
FIRST CONTAINER is at 2930 Russell Street, Detroit, MI 48215 between Wilkins Street and Shed 5 with parking directly behind.
Taj Cleans the Garage is beautifully illustrated by Michaela Nienaber, a student at the College for Creative Studies. It is currently available for sale at BookBeat, Rainy Day Hobbies, ThePrewittGroup.com, and Amazon.com.