Retired Moorhead teacher still giving lessons away from the classroom
Lisa Seljevold's goal is to encourage kindness and acceptance, finding inspiration for her book in the classroom.
MOORHEAD — Author Lisa Seljevold is trying to help children find acceptance through reading with her latest book, "My Two Dads."
Seljevold read her book to a group of children at the Rourke Art Gallery and Museum in Moorhead Tuesday morning, June 21. The story is about a little girl who's challenged with difficult questions from other children about why she has two dads.
Seljevold taught in Minnetonka and Moorhead for more than 30 years. She found her inspiration for the book from her time in the classroom.
"My goal was always to try to encourage kindness and acceptance. And then after I quit teaching, I just felt like I still needed to make a difference with children and families," she said.
Seljevold hopes her book will spark conversations between families. Questions are provided in the back of the book to help start those conversations.