Savannah-Chatham County Public School System

Jacob G. Smith Student Releases First Book

Published on: 10/28/2020

​Delaney Ann Myers, a student at Jacob G. Smith Elementary School, has co-authored her first book with her paternal grandmother, Annette McCollough Myers of Fernandina Beach, FL. 

Aimed at young to middle-school-aged children, Delaney's Adventures With Friends encourages reading and the use of vocabulary words. The book includes a vocabulary list and an interactive questionnaire designed to help young readers learn about themselves through adventures in and out of school.

Delaney's Adventures with Friends tells of a 10-year journey in the life of Delaney Ann Myers. The authors illustrate through stories and pictures Delaney's memorable adventures with family, friends, and community. The 'Questions to help you create your own Adventures' will inspire and motivate young readers to hold on to their keepsakes and write and publish their own life experience stories. 

Jane R Wood, author of five award-winning juvenile fiction books, says, "…a feel-good book describing a young girl's account of growing up —rich with personal notes and photos showing a loving family, themed birthday celebrations, friendships, and a youthful outlook on life.  As a former educator, I especially like the vocabulary words and discussion questions meant to engage school-aged readers." ​

Delaney Ann Myers is the daughter of Dedria Roberts Myers and Donald Patrick Myers of Savannah.  Annette M. Myers, a Fernandina Beach, Florida, native, is a two-time National Indie Excellence Award winner. Other books by Ms. Myers are The Shrinking Sands of an African American Beach – 1st and 2nd Editions, The Big Sand Dune and The Beach Lady, and PECK High School – Golden Years Remembered.

The book will be available at local area bookstores, as well as in all online book outlets.

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