Teacher Publishes Book

Math Teacher by Day; Author by Night.
Posted on 12/10/2020

December 4, 2020
The Trojan Times School Newspaper

Going Green

Teaching Liberal Arts Math and Algebra by day at Lake Worth Community High School, Mrs. Green brings her gift to her daughters in a project that teaches a lesson in diversity

Picture of author / teacherPlato believed that mathematical truths inhabit a world of their own, not a physical world. The same may be applied to words. Lake Worth Community High School Math teacher Mrs. Green took words to author a book, The Golden Message, to create a world of her own and to send a very important message.

“When I was growing up, there was a lack of diversity in children’s books,” said Mrs. Green. “There weren’t any characters that looked like me. There weren’t any characters that I could relate to. Sadly, it wasn’t until I was a freshman at Glades Central did I read a book that finally had those two qualities that I was looking for. The book was Forged by Fire by Sharon Draper. I even met the author and got an autographed book.

“I created The Golden Message to give to my daughters. They will even receive credit as co-authors because they inspired me to write this book. Also, I wrote this book to give kids the opportunity to meet characters that I never met.”

Mrs. Green says that The Golden Message is a fun, rhyming picture book that shares a little boy’s experience as he interacts with a diverse group of kids on the playground. With an African-American boy, a Hispanic boy, an Indian girl and an Arabic girl, the little boy learns a very important lesson.

Her daughter said The Golden Message taught her the Golden Rule while her other daughter said that The Golden Message helped her to read. Both children agreed that working with Mommy on the project was “fun and exciting” and that the experience made them happy.

The Golden Message book cover. Treat others as you would like to be treated. Authored by Janay Green
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