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Tonight’s the Big Night!

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It’s my mom’s big book release event tonight! The culmination of her life’s work, trying to help struggling early readers enjoy reading, is a series of 4 books. She will have an event tonight on Lansing’s East Side.

If you or anyone you know has a beloved child learning to read, or is interested in teaching, education, or homeschooling, please consider joining her for this special event. Here’s the press release:

Liz Troldahl, Okemos Educator/Author/Illustrator has released a series of four Very-Early-Reader books. Look with Me, Come with Me, Play with Me, and See with Me are excellent tools for new learners, English as a Second Language, and Home Schoolers.

Author Talk/ Book Signing for public, Thursday September 30, and
Author event for educators Thursday Oct 7.

Both events from 6-8 PM at Everybody Reads bookstore, 2019 E. Michigan Ave. Lansing. No Charge.


Liz Troldahl of Okemos is a woman of passion. In her many years of teaching, she became known as the woman who could “teach a rock to read.”

Now retired, she has not slowed down. Her days are spent tutoring children who struggle with reading. She glows when talking about their breakthroughs.

Children who struggle with reading need special books. Standard school books often introduce many words on a single page, which can be too much.

Liz developed her own materials to help these children. These materials evolved into a series of four books, all of which introduce only one new word per page. The new word is shown on the top corner of the page. This helps adults as they assist the reader.

The books feature characters named Red, Blue, Yellow and Green. The characters are race-independent and fashion-free. Liz hopes that this will ensure her books can go into any culture, and not date them in generations to come.

While Liz was teaching, many folks encouraged her to publish her reading materials. She chose to wait until she retired to begin the journey to print. In the end, this was a wise choice. It took several years of hard work to bring them to print.

Liz struggled to read as a child, which prompted this teaching path. Her empathy for her “little guys” has helped her change hundreds of lives. It formed a life’s work for her, helping others avoid the difficulties she faced.

With these books, Liz’s work can teach even more children to read. Those she can never meet will benefit from her passion on their behalf.

The books are available at Everybody Reads Books in Lansing http://BecauseEverybodyReads.com. The store will ship to local and out-of-town addresses.

Also the books (and descriptions) can be found online at: http://lulu.com/withmebooks


2 Responses to “Tonight’s the Big Night!”

  1. momtroll Says:

    Thank you for writing about me and my passion. If it had not been for all of your help, I could not have made it a possible outcome. Thank you so, so much. Mom

  2. Deborah Robson Says:

    Congratulations to both of you! This is a huge deal, and I’ve followed its progress from a distance. I’m thrilled to see this project coming into bloom.