'Power of Choice' Author Visits Oakwood

“When she feels joyful, she chooses to lift others up with her!” - 'Power of Choice' author Christina Karalekas reading to Oakwood first-graders.
“When she feels joyful, she chooses to lift others up with her!” - 'Power of Choice' author Christina Karalekas reading to Oakwood first-graders.
Students in Mrs. Lay and Mrs. Willis' first grade classroom at Oakwood thank author Christina Karalekas for her visit.
Students in Mrs. Lay and Mrs. Willis' first grade classroom at Oakwood thank author Christina Karalekas for her visit.

Walt Whitman Alumna Christina Karalekas, the author of Power of Choice, came to visit, read, and answer questions in Mrs. Lay and Mrs. Willis' first grade classroom at Oakwood recently.  Principal Eileen Kerrigan and Teaching Assistant, Karen Karalekas (Christina’s Mom) joined the "book talk."  After graduating from Whitman, Christina earned her undergraduate degree from Iona College and her Master’s from Fordham University.  She is now an instructional specialist in New York City. Power of Choice helps to build self-help skills and create opportunities for children to conquer everyday difficulties both in and out of the classroom. Her book teaches children that everyone has the power of choice and can use these super powers to overcome obstacles. The children put on their invisible super hero capes and revealed their special powers. Power of Choice can be purchased on Amazon or MissChristinabooks.com