Students learn about writing & conversation from beloved author

Debbie Dadey spoke to all RPS students Wednesday, April 11th on “supporting conservation through literacy” as a participant in Authors for Earth Day. Every year an international team of award-winning authors and illustrators schedule special school visits—school visits uniquely designed to mentor young readers. To date, these participants have connected with tens of thousands of students, who have directed nearly $75,000 in contributions to over 80 conservation organizations worldwide!


How it worked: Debbie Dadey spoke to all Russell Primary Students students and shared her writing process, as well as encouraged reading.  Students that met or exceeded their spring fundraiser goal were given a VIP experience - they were able to ask Debbie Dadey questions and received a signed copy of one of her books! As part of the author visit, the students that received the VIP experience had the opportunity to learn about three 501(c)(3) not-for-profit conservation organizations and voted for their favorite. Dadey will write the winning organization a check, donating a portion of her speaking fee to the cause of the students’ choice. The donation will be given in honor of the school and students are encouraged to follow up with further research.


Authors for Earth Day is an international coalition of children’s authors and illustrators who care about kids and nature—and the future of both. The coalition promotes environmental awareness and actively helps young readers shape the world around them.


For an author interview, please contact Debbie Dadey at 215-933-8887 or For more information about Authors for Earth Day, email, call Brooke Bessesen at (480) 860-0700, or visit For more information about Debbie Dadey, visit This is Dadey’s sixth year as an A4ED. She is the author and co-author of 166 traditionally published children’s books.


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