Amy McCoy - Little Big Sister 2 Book Launch
River Bend is delighted to welcome back Amy McCoy, as she launches her newest book: Little Big Sister On The Move!
Amy McCoy’s debut children’s novel, Little Big Sister, shares the sibling perspective of growing up with a brother who has special needs. Amy’s children, Matthew and Kathryn, are her inspiration for her books and her work.
In this latest installment, moving to a new state means more than a new house for nine-year-old Katie and her family. There are new friends, a new neighborhood, and fun things to do. It also means new challenges for Katie-she's a "little big sister" to her older brother, Mikey, who has autism. And while most of her new friends are understanding, some people-even grown-ups-just don't "get it" about autism. Katie and her friends, both old and new, are ready to spread the word and make a difference in Katie's new community.
Amy visits elementary schools, libraries, bookstores and other community groups offering interactive presentations highlighting disability awareness. Amy is a former resident of South Glastonbury and her children attended Nayaug Elementary!
Amy is a former elementary school teacher who has also worked in special education advocacy helping families connect with services. Currently, she is a disability educator and working on a sequel to her first book.
Amy is a graduate of University of Richmond (BS Education) and Hofstra University (MS Education). She enjoys reading, practicing yoga, listening to music and spending time with her family. Visit her website at www.littlebigsisterbook.com and follow her book, Little Big Sister on Instagram or Facebook.