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Literacy night Wednesday at ELC features Joshua’s Dragon author

March 15, 2016

Author Stacey Glorioso is bringing her book Joshua’s Dragon and interactive performances to the Early Learning Center (ELC) on Wednesday, March 16, for Literacy Night. Daytime performances are at 9:45 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. Evening performances are at 5:30 p.m. and 6:15 p.m.

Joshua, a courageous boy who has autism, teaches others that if he can take on the dragon of his disability, they too have the strength within to overcome their challenges in life. Glorioso will use Joshua as a bridge to discuss common, everyday dragons like food allergies, shyness, and even clumsiness in an enthusiastic and unforgettable way.

Becoming a dragon slayer is no small feat. Glorioso will encourage children to reflect upon their own personal stumbling blocks to come up with realistic strategies to conquer their dragons and to never use the words…”I can’t do it!”