New Humorous Illustrated Multicultural Children's Book Stands Out from the Pack
Two teachers from Michigan have teamed up to deliver a contender for the best illustrated children's book of the new millennium. The teachers are co-workers in an elementary school, and have fed off of each others expertise for writing and art to make a book the is exponentially better than it's considerable parts.
Michigan teacher and author Stanley Williams, along with his teaching colleague, Jennifer Savillo, have respectively, written and illustrated a humorous, modern, multicultural children’s book. The book has an enduring moral to the story, and pictures that pop off of the page. They have brought their considerable insight from observing, teaching, and learning from children, into the creative process of authoring and illustrating their new and engaging children’s book, Not Me, from PublishAmerica.
Williams and Savillo’s book is the culmination of the sage advice Williams received years ago. He remarked to his class about how their only answer to all of his questions about who was responsible for any particular misbehavior was; “not me.” A student then told him, “You should write a book about that.” Williams took the excellent advice to heart, and wrote the first of many drafts of the book. He continues to work in the same elementary school as Savillo, whose classroom posters he had taken notice of. Williams asked her where he could buy some of the posters for his class. When Savillo told him she drew her own posters, Williams knew he had the perfect illustrator for his story. She literally knew just what he was trying to say, with pictures, even though Williams never had advanced past drawing stick people.
This is Mr. Williams’ second children’s book, and first time working with Jennifer Savillo. They intend to team up together on the sequel to the book, which will chronicle the further adventures of Mr. Wilson and his class. He is the author of one other children’s book, the realistic fiction story, Willie’s Dad.
Stanley Williams was born and raised in Joliet, Illinois, and joined the Marine Corps the autumn after his senior year in high school. Upon successfully completing his four year enlistment, Mr. Williams became a correctional officer at a medium security adult correctional facility operated by the State of Illinois. He quit as a correctional officer after more than six years of doing the job, and went to attend Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville (SIUE). Mr. Williams graduated from SIUE with a bachelor’s degree in special education, and has been a teacher for just under a decade now. He lives in Kalamazoo, Michigan, with his wife.
One highlight of Mr. Williams’ homepage is the portal it provides to his author’s reading, on video of the story, complete with acting out of the various characters.
His author’s homepage is: http://stanwilliams01.googlepages.com/
His phone number is: 269-370-8994