PEF Membership Benefits Program hosting book signing and reading March 16March 7, 2024 — PEF MBP is fostering a love of reading by 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, March 16, at the Howe Branch of the Albany Public Library, 105 Schuyler St.  

Roberts is the cousin of PEF Retiree and former PEF Trustee Maddie Shannon-Roberts. Her debut book has earned a No. 1 spot on Amazon’s New Release List.  

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. 

Note: PEF will host its second annual Community Wellness Fair & Reading Opens the World Book Giveaway on April 27 at the Albany Armory from 9 a.m — 3 p.m. Please click here for more details.