Beyond storytime, embark in a exercise resembling the main character Alyssa's journey of mindfulness, self-awareness, and self-management.
Christopher Gates is an award winning author who inspires youth to be creative, intuitive, insightful thinkers by empowering them to have high expectations for success. With over a decade in the field of education, from Kindergarten through 12th grades, Gates has received numerous local, state, and national awards in recognition for his contributions to schools, communities, and the profession. Gates is a Certified Social + Emotional Intelligence Coach, also holding a Cert. in School Leadership for Social-Emotional Learning (SEL), Character Development (CD), and School Culture and Climate (SCC). Notable author awards include the 2018 American BookFest Best Book Award (Children’s Picture Book); 2018 Best Indie Book Award (Children’s Winner), and the 2019 Readers’ Favorite Illustration Award.