Friday, August 2 | 11-12 P.M.

Children’s Achievement Center
201 Broad Street, Matawan

Look who’s coming to read to us!

Carmen is the author of several children’s books and animated children’s programs.  For decades, the Rutgers graduate and former teacher has used her voice to empower youth, promote literacy, and reinforce the importance of keeping music in elementary schools. She has worked diligently to bring diversity and inclusion into education – allowing children to see themselves in one way or the other in her work.

Carmen’s Message of Love

The author’s signature stamp is peppermints hidden throughout her stories.  The peppermints are inspired by Carmen’s grandfather, a minister, who created the Peppermint Candy Club.  It is a club where he passed out peppermints and called kid to action to be kind and show love to others.  As she reads across America, Carmen continues to spread her grandfather’s message. When they see peppermints in the books, they are reminded to show love!

For more information, email information@cymca.org or call 732.566.9266.