promotion of reading

Member of Seminole State College's Quality

Enhancement Plan "Promotion

of Reading" team.

book nook project

Co-Chair for Seminole State College's Quality Enhancement Plan "Book Nook" project.

anne hawkinson\

author. blogger. photographer.

Anne Hawkinson was born in Duluth, Minnesota.  The world's largest inland port became her "window to the world" when ships from around the globe crossed under the Aerial Bridge and docked in Lake Superior's harbor.  Years later she'd visit the countries that at one time existed only in her imagination.  Bedtime stories read by her father were a nighttime ritual - her favorite was "The Teeny Tiny Woman." Because they lived near a zoo, she often fell asleep to the sound of roaring African lions. 


Anne graduated from St. Cloud State University with a Master's Degree  in Special Studies (Art History, Creative Writing, and Photography), a Bachelor's Degree in Art, and a Bachelor's Degree in Art History.   She has a daughter, a son, and an endless parade of pets that provide unending inspiration for her children's stories.  


Anne would like to thank her Editor and Writing Coach Jamie Morris.

american library association

The American Library Association is a nonprofit organization based in the United States that promotes libraries and library education internationally. It is the oldest and largest library association in the world, with more than 62,000 members.

I chose the 1936 novel Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell.  The story depicts the experiences of Scarlett O'Hara, the spoiled daughter of a well-to-do plantation owner who must use every means at her disposal to come out of the poverty she finds herself in after Sherman's "March to the Sea".

national reading events


world book night

Member of Seminole State College's Quality Enhancement Plan "World

Book Night" team.

Reading Celebration

Member of Seminole State College's Quality Enhancement Plan "Reading Celebration" team.

I like the smell of earth, the touch of waves, the taste of berries, the sight of trees, the sound of laughter, and the feeling of being fully alive.

community involvement

read to succeed program

Sponsored by the American Library Association


Each year the American Library Association releases posters to promote reading.  The posters highlight celebrities or people who make a significant contribution to promoting reading while posing with their favorite book. I was selected to be among a select group of individuals from Seminole State College featured on a "Read to Succeed" poster.