Thursday, April 19, 2018

Green Scores Touchdown with Visit to Eubanks, Durham Intermediate Schools

img_9502From NFL player to book author, Tim Green promotes literacy to anyone who will listen.

Carroll ISD intermediate school students couldn’t wait for Tuesday morning when they had the chance to meet Green.

The best-selling author has an impressive resume. He was an award-winning NFL defensive end for the Atlanta Falcons for eight years. While Green played in the NFL, he also studied law and began his writing career. After he retired from football in 1994, Green had already published his first book and became a lawyer.

After writing more than a dozen books for adults, Green began a series of best-selling novels for kids. The books are set in the world of sports and are based on his experiences as an athlete and a coach.

Students at Eubanks and Durham Intermediate Schools embraced his message about the value of teamwork and treating your teammates like they are special. He talked about the importance of kindness and related a story about his experience being kind to a boy with a disability. He spoke about reading and how reading takes you to special places.

Green encouraged our students to read twenty minutes a day, “weight lifting” for the brain!

He read to the students from his new book, Left Out. Tim’s message made a tremendous impact on the Carroll’s fifth and sixth graders. Many of the students have spoken about his books being “Awesome!” Students are continuing to read and enjoy his books every time they visit the library.

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