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March 17, 2014 / maxpproductions

George Jackson Academy Career Day

George Jackson Academy 4th Grade(March 14, 2014) Career Day at the George Jackson Academy in New York City was, hands down, one of the best days ever. Two years ago I visited the school as an Author and read the children’s book Max the Shelter Dog to the then fourth graders. It was the most delightful reading I have ever done and still holds number one in my heart. The children, who are now in the sixth grade, were, and still are, intelligent, compassionate, attentive, inquisitive and have a genuine love for learning.

Although I visited the George Jackson Academy in a different capacity this time around for the purpose of sharing with the students my career as a children’s book publisher, I found the same amount of enthusiasm and love of learning and pure intellect that I experienced the first time I visited. The George Jackson Academy, a private school, is clearly doing something right in that the students are consistent in their demonstration of respect for their fellow brothers, for the adults who share their knowledge and they all have a huge respect for the joy of learning and the benefits it holds for their future.

During my hour and a half with both 4th and 5th graders I was met with questions like; Do you appreciate your job? What would you be doing if you weren’t a publisher? Was Max a real dog? Do you like when editors take a chunk of stuff out of your stories? What does TM stand for?

For me, the most exciting part was when they answered my questions, some of which most would consider the answers unknown to 4th and 5th graders such as; What does copyright mean and why is it important? What does the word publishing mean? What is a promotional item? What is the importance of a promotional item to a company? What does marketing mean? What are different ways a company goes about marketing their products/services? From these questions you can see why I am so impressed by the students at the George Jackson Academy as they all eagerly raised their hands and answered correctly. I have no doubt that all of the students who attend this school now and in the future will meet the world with great success and prosperity. They already hold it in their minds and hearts and will go further than most in life.

Needless to say, I hope to one day return to the George Jackson Academy and share in the future of these intelligent young men.

Max P. Productions is a children’s book publisher focused on empowering children through story. The information in this article is copyright 2014 Max P. Productions. Use of this article in part or in whole must be granted by Max P. Productions. Please contact us at cs at maxpproductions dot com if you wish to use the content in this article. Thank you.


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