Read It Again Bookstore is excited to welcome the mother and daughter writing team- June Akers and Riley Akers. Join us on February 20th at 6 pm for a discussion about their book, RILEY MADISON: DISCOVERS THE SUPERPOWER OF A LIST.
You can watch this event here- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dcv7GV1eYUU
RILEY MADISON: DISCOVERS THE SUPERPOWER OF A LIST
Did you know you can have real superpowers and not even realize it?
Have you ever gone to brush your teeth but ended up looking like you should be in the circus? Or maybe you meant to go find your shoes but instead, you won a hula-hoop contest?
Do you ever have trouble staying focused on one particular task or completing things in general like homework, chores, or basically remembering all the things you are supposed to do in any situation… even something like getting ready for school in the morning?
Riley Madison does. She finds herself in all kinds of funny situations because of her overactive brain. She is always busy but is often doing everything except what she is supposed to be doing.
There are way too many fun distractions in her world. Join Riley Madison in this book as she discovers the superpower that helps her stay on task and avoid embarrassing situations…like chasing the bus in a tutu and only one cowgirl boot!
June loves working with kids. Whether it’s instructing in the classroom, teaching private piano lessons, or helping her own four children navigate through life, helping kids learn and grow is a sweet spot in her life. While working with students she has come to realize that paying attention, focusing, and learning to stay on task is a real struggle for children, especially in today’s over-stimulating, tech-savvy world.
After 15 years of parenting a daughter with ADHD and having three very active sons, she and her daughter, Riley, have had some breakthrough discoveries. They have been life-changing in helping her very own Riley Madison learn important skills to tackle everyday life with an overstimulated brain. Can you guess who inspired this book... the one and only Riley Madison herself!
June has a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and a Master's degree in Instructional Leadership and is available for virtual author visits for elementary teachers or book clubs. She and her husband and four children live outside of Atlanta, Georgia.
The real Riley Madison (Riley Akers)
Not only is she the illustrator, she's also the inspiration behind the books!
Riley is currently a Sophomore in high school. She enjoys reading books, playing volleyball, hanging out with friends, reading more books, making pancakes for dinner, skateboarding, and reading even more books!
She is interested in pursuing a career in Criminal Justice after high school, but she won't be able to work in Mexico because she won't study for her Spanish classes.