Sunday, September 28, 2014
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Please join us for an afternoon talk with Yvetta Franklin and Ramona Thomas, the co-authors of The Code Switch,
Ramona Thomas often reflecting on her child-hood experience after publication of her second edition of Grandma’s Brown Cookies, had the idea for this story. Her idea was to write a story about two best friends, one would speak slang primarily, and the other Standard English. She engaged Yvetta Franklin, who agreed to work on the book with her.
Yvetta Franklin is a Hayward Unified Schools Teacher who LOVES teaching. She ignites and excites her students to learn. “I try to color the lives of my pupils with joy, values and confidence.” Yvetta has been written up in several local newspapers and The California Educator Magazine. Yvetta has been nominated and included in Who’s Who among Teachers two years consecutively. These nominations can only come from prior elementary students who are now in college on the Dean’s List of their universities.