When children meet the authors of their favorite books, a powerful connection is made.
Though it may be challenging to arrange a meeting between young readers and authors, doing so can humanize both adult and child, inspire young people to write, and provide a more personal connection to books.
If your child has the chance to meet the author of a book they love, that experience burns that book into your kid’s brain for the rest of their life. The book is elevated. It’s not just a better-than-average read. It becomes a book they now have history with. It’s a book that allowed them behind the scenes. A book that let them meet its author, ask a question, maybe get an autograph (Brightly).