Celeste Roseberry-McKibbin

Beverly Wilson Roseberry

Beverly Wilson Roseberry

I was born in southern California and raised in the Philippines from ages 6-17 years. My parents were Baptist missionaries. Early in life, my family and I lived in poverty. Despite this, my mother always found time to read with my sisters and me!

As a practicing speech-language pathologist and university professor, I began collecting children’s books for a Master’s student thesis. After my student finished her thesis and graduated, my mother Beverly Wilson Roseberry passed away and I continued collecting children’s books in honor of her memory. Mom had taught Sunday school and started a children’s library in the Philippines.

MarkMy precious son Mark was diagnosed with dyslexia and other written language problems early in life. I saw firsthand the heartbreak and pain for a child who cannot read and write. Thanks to some years of therapy and lots of reading at home, he is now a successful teenager who does well in school and has a bright future. I want a bright future for all children!

SharingIt is my great privilege to share books with children like this boy who has never owned a book before. To promote social justice and equal opportunities for all, we can help children like him build their literacy skills for a more successful future.

For more information about me, please review my webpage at CSUS. This has additional information about my background and interests.