Shirley Perry-Church is a devoted wife, proud parent, educator, author, and artist who dreamed about becoming a writer since she was a young girl. She is very excited to present to her parent and youth audience her first book, The Hunt for the Magic Pearl.
The goal of writing The Hunt for the Magic Pearl came as a result of teaching challenged 14 to 16 year old youths who were experiencing persistent difficulties in all levels of reading and writing.
Perry-Church wanted to create fun, entertaining, and informative books that would spark imagination and creativity in youth who had often said to her, “Mrs. Church, I hate to read.”
She encourages parents to read to their children/youth often—no matter their ages—especially if the child struggles with reading. She challenges her fellow teachers to incorporate stimulating and motivational books in their classroom libraries.
Mrs. Perry-Church graduated from Old Dominion University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Grand Canyon University with a Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instructions with an Emphasis on Reading in Secondary Education. Learn more about Perry-Church at her official website.