Join author Teryn Roberts for booking signing at library

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ALBANY, NY (03/13/2024) (readMedia)-- The New York State Public Employees Federation (PEF) and the PEF Membership Benefits Program is hosting a free reading and book signing with Teryn Roberts, author of the children's novel, "I Deserve Better!" from 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, March 16, at the Howe Branch of the Albany Public Library, 105 Schuyler St.

The book chronicles the story of six-year-old Jay, who receives a call from his father saying he is coming to pick him up – only to eventually learn his father is not coming. Through colorful illustrations by Sergio Drumond, Roberts takes on the sensitive topic of a young child coping with the emotional roller coaster of dealing with an inconsistent or absent parent.

The book is designed to start a conversation between kids, their parents, teachers and/or therapists. It can help them handle difficult emotions and come out on the other side with greater understanding, confidence, and self-love.

PEF and the PEF Membership Benefits Program will also host the second annual Community Wellness Fair & Reading Opens the World Book Giveaway from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 27 at the Albany Armory.

Note: The author will be available for interviews following the event.