Author Jerry Pallotta to Keynote Annual Fall Dinner

Author Jerry Pallotta is slated to keynote the Eastern Shore Reading Council’s annual fall dinner Thursday, October 5, 2017. Additional information regarding the event is forthcoming.

The Eastern Shore Reading Council (ESRC) is excited to announce children’s book author Jerry Pallotta, who penned several engaging books relating to nature, is slated to be its keynote speaker at its fall banquet on Thursday, October 5, 2017. A native of Boston, Massachusetts, Pallotta was not expecting to become an author. In all reality, Pallotta had nothing to do with his high school newspaper and indicated he was too shy and afraid of what others would say about his writing.


However, his Boston College High School, a Jesuit all-boys school in downtown Boston, prepared him for his undergraduate studies at Georgetown University in Washington, DC. Four kids later and marrying his college sweetheart Linda, Pallotta found himself reading books to his own children.

“I loved reading to my kids and I learned to appreciate children’s books. The first few books that we bought were alphabet books and counting books. “A” was always for Apple and “Z” was always for Zebra. One day I decided, “Hey, I can do this!” I had an idea,” Pallotta indicated in his online biography. “I would write an alphabet book about the Atlantic Ocean. I spent every summer at Peggotty Beach in Scituate, Massachusetts. I have great memories of lobstering, fishing, mossing, clamming and rowing in my dory.”

The rest is history for Pallotta as he went on to publish several children’s books with interesting, fact-filled, fun to read, beautifully illustrated color children’s books.

Pallotta will spend his time on Delmarva speaking to literacy advocates as well as visiting Salisbury School and Most Blessed Sacrament.

Additional details regarding the ESRC’s fall banquet are forthcoming.

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“Teachers as Readers” Meets in July

Salisbury, MD — The Eastern Shore Reading Council continues its Teachers as Readers book club this month meeting Thursday, July 27th at 10 at Barnes and Noble in Salisbury.

The group intends to discuss Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly.

“Based on a true story of a New York socialite who championed a group of concentration camp survivors known as the Rabbits, this acclaimed debut novel reveals a story of love, redemption, and terrible secrets that were hidden for decades.

Caroline Ferriday is a former Broadway actress and liaison to the French consulate whose life is forever changed when Hitler’s army invades Poland in September 1939—and then sets its sights on France. An ocean away from Caroline, Kasia Kuzmerick, a Polish teenager, sinks deeper into her role as a courier for the underground resistance movement. In Germany, Herta Oberheuser, a young doctor, answers an ad for a government medical position—only to find herself trapped in a male-dominated realm of Nazi secrets and power.

The lives of these three women are set on a collision course when the unthinkable happens and Kasia is sent to Ravensbrück, the notorious Nazi concentration camp for women. Their stories cross continents, as Caroline and Kasia strive to bring justice to those whom history has forgotten.”


If you are interested in on attending, please, RSVP to Michelle Shreeves via email at

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