Imani Ariana Blog Corner

The LOL Book Club features Author Chase Taylor & Brooke Aiello

The LOL Book Club features Author Chase Taylor & Brooke Aiello

Our second book club meeting was so much  fun.Our two guest authors were Chase Taylor, and Brooke Aiello. Chase Taylor is nineteen years old and he lives with autism. He LOVES letters. Since he was a little boy, he had a passion for letters and cute characters. Chase struggles with being social but is willing to share his letter characters to teach children the alphabet and challenging words. Chase is a volunteer a Global Messenger for Special Olympics Connecticut. He was the "star" in the Special Olympics Unified Sports Softball commercial.  He volunteers for Autism Speaks with team Chase &...

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Fun in the Son

Fun in the Son

Fun in the Son is a fun community engagement day and gospel festival which aims to bring people together and educate them about Christ.  On August 4th, 2018, I was a guest presenter at Fun in the Son, 6th annual community outreach, and gospel festival. As a guest author, like most of my previous events, I was expected to read my book, Disco Balls of the Universe, sign autographs, and answer a lot of questions. However, the day did not go as expected. Partly because of the heavy rain which delayed the schedule by three hours, followed by an almost...

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Space Hour at the Rockville Public Library

Space Hour at the Rockville Public Library

Every summer Imani looks forward to joining in on the local library fun. This summer, not only did she join in, but she was invited as a guest of the reading hour program at the Rockville public library. The Rockville public library hosts a one hour reading and craft program on Wednesday’s for children ages 2 to 4. This program is carefully organized by Mrs. Shalah Z, the Child Librarian at Rockville Public Libray, and Miss Stephanie Grant, Site Specialist- Vernon Family Resource Center. A post shared by Imani Ariana (@imaniarianag) on Jul 11, 2018 at 11:52am PDT   Wednesday, July...

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Imani Ariana's Summer Reading Picks

Imani Ariana's Summer Reading Picks

Summer is not just about water parks, museums and fun days at camps. Summer is also a time to learn and explore new things through literature. I enjoy reading in the summer because I am able to choose the books I want to read, I can read with my friends and explore the books we read. I would like to share my top five summer reading book choices with you.  Diary of a Wimpy Kid  I recommend reading the Diary of a Wimpy Kids book Series written by Jeff Kinney if you enjoy reading for a good laugh. There are twelve books...

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Summer Learning Kick Off: My interview with NBC Connecticut News

Summer Learning Kick Off: My interview with NBC Connecticut News

Yeah!! Summer is finally here. I had the opportunity to attend the Summer Learning Kick Off as a vendor with Lauren Simone Publishing House on June 10th, 2018. This event was hosted by the Hartford Public Library in an effort to promote summer reading for children, building community and provide summer fun for families.    A post shared by Imani Ariana (@imaniarianag) on Jun 9, 2018 at 5:41am PDT   The children had the opportunity to do face painting, meet local authors like myself, get free ice cream and much more. My favorite moment of the day was being interviewed...

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