Retired Atlanta Braves outfielder turned children’s author, Brian Jordan, visited Centennial Place Elementary School to promote the importance of reading as part of the Threshing Floor Academy‘s Authors in Schools Program.
Jordan shared his experiences as a professional athlete and how getting a good and well-rounded education was always the first priority in his family. Jordan also shared with students what inspired him to become a children’s author. “I love to read and I want every single one of you to understand the importance of reading and one day you can become an author, too.”
Jordan read his latest book, Overcoming the Fear of the Baseball. “Never give up,” he told the students. “If I would have given up, I would have never have lived out my dreams.” Determination and dedication helped him prove he could play baseball as a youngster he told the students.
Founded by Meisha Card, Threshing Floor Academy Authors in Schools Program partners with local schools and child development centers to provide quality and exceptional learning experiences focused on literacy.