March 18, 2024 — PEF Membership Benefits organized a book signing at the Howe Branch of the Albany Public Library on March 16. Dozens of kids and their caregivers attended, talking to author Teryn Roberts about her book, “I Deserve Better!”, which she wrote to help kids deal with the difficult emotions they feel when disappointed by parents. 

Roberts is a cousin of PEF Retiree and former PEF Trustee Maddie Shannon-Roberts. “I Deserve Better!” tells the story of a young boy who receives a call from his father saying he is coming to pick him up – only to be disappointed when dad doesn’t show. 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. 


Book Signing Group of Photos