New York Times best-selling author Susan Verde visited Long Beach
students in grades K-3 in all four elementary schools on November 19 and
20. She spread powerful messages to students through her books and
presentation about mindfulness, breathing, kindness, and caring about
oneself and others. Ms. Verde also spoke with parents on the evening on
November 19 with a focus on the importance of social-emotional care and
mindfulness. She emphasized ways in which literature can be an entry
point for parents into those conversations with young people.