Over the last several weeks the Rye Free Reading Room and MyRye.com have asked various Rye citizens – elected officials, city staff, community leaders, merchants and local authors – to read a story for the youngest citizens of Rye.
Today, Rye City Councilwoman Julie Souza reads Todd Parr’s Be Who You Are.
Souza serves on the Rye City Council and the board of the Port Chester Carver Center. She has held business development positions with various sports media companies including ESPN and Sports Illustrated.
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Episode #1 with Rye Mayor Josh Cohn reading Todd Parr’s The Peace Book.
Episode #2 with Rye Author Annabel Monaghan reading Sophie Blackall’s Hello Lighthouse.
Episode #3 with Rye Rec’s Sally Rogol reading Jane Godwin’s Red House, Tree House, Little Bitty Brown Mouse.
Episode #4 with former Rye Mayor Doug French reading Peter Brown’s Children Make Terrible Pets.
Episode #5 with Rye Author Kate Stempel reading Todd Parr’s It’s OK to Make Mistakes.
Episode #6 with New York State Assemblyman and former Rye Mayor Steve Otis reading Teddy Bear from Mother Goose Treasury.
Episode #7 with President Suzanne Clary of the Jay Heritage Center reading Cindy P Senning’s Emily’s Magic Words: Please, Thank You, and More.