Lunch Every Day
with special guest Jim Perez
Tues., Oct. 19, 2021 • 10:00am PT • Live • Online
Every day Jimmy takes 'Skinny Kid's' lunch at school. No way will he be caught dead standing in that FREE LUNCH line. Even when he's called into the principal's office, Jimmy just shrugs. "Yeah. Whatever." Until a surprising act of kindness stops him in his tracks.
For a split second a door cracks open into Jimmy's heart. Who knows? Maybe he'll just kick that door right open.
Kathryn Otoshi is a multi-award winning author/illustrator and national/international speaker best known for her character-building book series, "Zero", "One", and "Two". She goes to schools across the country to encourage kids to develop strong character assets, and helps teachers find customized, creative methods to engage students through art, reading and the power of literature. Her latest books, "Beautiful Hands" and "Draw the Line" (Roaring Brook) make important statements about connecting, reaching out and building community. Her upcoming book is called "Lunch Every Day" (Fall 2020)
Jim Perez is the Manager of Safe and Healthy Schools. He has over twenty-five years of leading the coordinating and designing education and violence prevention curriculum for alternative youth. Jim served as the Administrator for the Orange County Violence Prevention & Intervention Grant, funded through the Orange County Health Care Agency, serving all schools districts, public and private, throughout the county. These services include Crisis Response, Anti Bullying, Media Literacy, Conflict Resolution, and Safe from the Start.
Kathryn Otoshi photo courtesy of the author