Comments About Ching Yeung Russell's School Presentations
In the United States
"The audience remained spellbound as Russell shared her Chinese culture through objects from her novel."
Candie Ruppert, Reading Teacher Oakbrook Elementary School, Summerville, SC
"It was very a informative session about the culture of China. Mrs. Russell's books and her presentation offer so many wonderful points about human character that span all generations and cultures. She ties in her life experiences to situations that occur even today in America."
Gin-g Edwards, Media Specialist Alston Middle School, Summerville, SC
"Integrating the Chinese artifacts with the supporting of the story made the students want to read more. Involving the audience was wonderful!
Marcia F. Yates, Media Specialist Mason Prep School, Charleston, SC
"I enjoyed your openness and good humor. You are very knowledgeable about your subject, and you are happy to share what you know."
Carol Maynard, Teacher Mason Prep School, Charleston, SC
"We all enjoyed the wonderful 'window' on the Chinese culture. Your skillful presentation of cultural differences and similarities will really help the students understand our unit on China so much better."
Patty Puckett, Teacher Cleveland High School, TN
"...Your presentation was so interesting...(and) keeps the interest and attention of the students."
Susan Dunn, Teacher Crystal Springs Elementary, Crystal Springs, MS
"...The students were very enthused about the Chinese culture and are now fighting over the books!"
Mary Hope Roseneau, Media Specialist Lady's Island Elementary, Lady's Island, SC
"I especially liked the interaction you have with the children. I enjoyed the reaction from the children when you explain how being a student in China differs from being a students in the U. S."
Annette W. Haskell, Children's Librarian Independence Regional Library, Charlotte, NC
"You were well prepared and you involved the children. You also had copies of your books and so many props."
Kathleen McMahan, Teacher Westview Elementary, Charlotte, NC
"It was very informative and interesting. I enjoyed how you used the students to demonstrate the objects you brought with you (baby & carrier, etc."
Linda Hanley, Media Specialist Greenway Park Elementary, Charlotte, NC
"I enjoyed your talk immensely and I could have listened for another hour."
Patti Harlan, Media Specialist Oakdale Elementary, Charlotte, NC
"Ching's adorable personality mesmerized the children. They loved the visuals she brought with her & her vivid language brought her culture alive to the students."
Brenda T. Chilton, Media Specialist Sullivan's Island Elementary, Sullivan's Island, SC
"You were very personable and I like that you involved the students. I was afraid it would be too long but it didn't seem to be. Students remained interested and appeared to be willing to sit longer."
Kay Paul, Media Specialist Oakbrook Elementary, Summerville, SC
"[I liked] your enthusiasm, your interesting stories, and all of your fascinating Chinese materials. The children were captivated."
Linda Miller, Teacher Ron McNair Elementary, Charleston, SC
"Very good explanation of your birth culture. Enjoyed visuals! You did a great job - involving the children really made it come alive for them."
Sharon Robles, Teacher Ron McNair Elementary, Charleston, SC
"[I liked] everything! It was personal & informative & inspiring."
Susan Diehl, Teacher Greenway Park Elementary, Charlotte, NC
"I enjoyed the way you used the children. They were delightfully surprised by the wooden pillow."
Ginger Robinson, Teacher Ingleside Elementary, Athens, TN
"[I liked] he visual aids that corresponded to the books [and how you] showed the students the culture...I love your books! Keep them coming."
Arlene Wagner, Librarian Calhoun School, Calhoun, TN
"I loved the story about how you first became a Chinese writer. It was very fascinating to learn what you received for the writing....I enjoyed how you explained the differences in how your books were written in America in contrast to how your writings were accepted in China."
Susan Dunn, Teacher Crystal Springs, MS
"The presentation was excellent."
Deborah Holland, Teacher Bradley Central High School, Cleveland, TN
"Your humor, candor and good cheer made for a wonderful author visit and helped us create a truly memorable experience for the students. Tofu Quilt was the perfect read for our students and it was magical to see the depth of their understanding grow during our Tofu Quilt celebration."
Jillian Van Ells, Lower School Librarian Holton Arms School, Bethesda, MD
"I enjoyed the hands-on nature of your presentation. The visual quality was extremely impressive. It was very age-appropriate for elementary school students and I loved the inclusion of Chinese culture elements and facts."
Anita L. Carr, Teacher Holton Arms School, Bethesda, MD
"[I enjoyed the] balance of reading, writing advice and your life story. The PowerPoint really helps."
Susan Easter, Lower School Librarian Porter-Gaud School, Charleston, SC