Paulette Jones was invited to read from her ABC's On the Streets of New Orleans to the children at the Community Day School in Metairie, Louisiana.

Your Time Publishing author Paulette Jones couldn't wait for today. The plans went into effect last year after her book was auctioned off at the WYES annual auction. The Community Day School was the recipient of the winning bid. The prize was not only a signed copy of her book, but a personal appearance and reading by the author. Paulette Jones is also the author of Girls' Day Out: The Adventure, Her First Sleep Over, The Brass Band Gig, and two adult novels. She is a native New Orleanian, and a John McDonogh High School alumnus. She believes in community participation and volunteers her time at local schools and nonprofit organizations.

ABC's On The Streets Of New Orleans, is a colorful look at our unique street names with photos and a little bit of street history. When the author got to the last letter "Z" Zimple or Zimpel was the street, one of the little girls said, "Did you say Zimple? I live on Zimple Street." She was obviously moved.

Community Day School is a small, independent school for boys and girls in grades Kindergarten through 5. We educate a diverse student body with the goal of preparing them to be productive and engaged citizens. Community Day School is a place where children master a rigorous academic curriculum while developing a strong ethical foundation.

Our small class size allows teachers to give students the individual attention they need to develop academically, intellectually and socially. With an average student to teacher ratio of 6 to 1, Community Day School ensures that every child receives the individual attention they need to be successful.

Community Day School alumni attend the area's best charter, public and independent schools. Wherever they go from here, we know they go with a solid academic and ethical foundation.

Your Time Publishing, LLC is a New Orleans based publishing house that promises to publish books that entertain, educate and empower their readers. They publish books written by New Orleans authors. They are also community leaders focused on encouraging optimistic and constructive communication by participating in mentoring programs, school programs and other organizations.

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It is the oldest public television station serving Louisiana and Mississippi, the 12th oldest in the nation, and the most utilized non-profit organization in our two states with as many as a half-million people using our broadcasts, educational outreach activities and web site each week.

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