Monday, April 15, 2013
Mr. Met will be joining Louisa Luisi at Bookends. A portion of proceeds of the signing will benefit the Ridgewood Baseball and Softball Association.
Purchase a copy of Ridgewood High School teacher Louisa Luisi's inspiring children's book at Bookends on Saturday and grab a photo with Mr. Met. Luisi, whose book Your Best Coaches has garnered tremendous success since its beginnings as a Kickstart project, will be donating 10 percent of proceeds to the Ridgewood Softball and Baseball Association (RBSA). She'll be signing copies of the book starting at 9 a.m. at Bookends. Mr. Met, though, is a busy ball and will only be on hand for photo opportunities until 10 a.m. Read more about Luisi's story here.
Monday, December 17, 2012
Louisa Luisi will be signing copies of "Your Best Coaches" on Saturday.
Ridgewood High School teacher Louisa Luisi will be signing copies of her new children's novel Your Best Coaches on Saturday, Dec. 22 at Bookends. Luisi, a playwright who teaches English and drama at RHS, had the ambitious plan to write a children's story exploring parental values through the game of baseball. She received enough funding through Kickstarter to publish the book, which was illustrated by artist Kika Esteves. "It's really important to talk to kids about being thrown a curve," said Luisi in July. "I think we live in a society where a lot of young kids and teenagers expect a lot and then they don't know how to deal with things when they are thrown a curve." Luisi will be signing copies at 1 p.m.
Monday, August 20, 2012
The Ridgewood High School teacher Louisa Luisi needed $12,000 in Kickstarter donations to publish her children's book "Your Best Coaches," and she hit her mark.
Enough people were interested in an inspirational children's book penned by a Ridgewood High School teacher that their donations have funded the production of Your Best Coaches. By the close of the 30-day funding cycle on Kickstarter, teacher and author Louisa Luisi had taken in $12,520, about $500 more than she needed to publish the children's book. "I am blessed that it was funded and overwhelmed by how many backers supported this book," Luisi told Patch Monday. "Being able to move forward is important to me, as I can now establish myself as an author." The 24-page picture book tells the tale of a boy on a baseball team whose best coaches – in life, that is – are his parents. "The lesson is that if it's the high point in life or the low…