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JFK Book Assembly Boosts Student Self-Esteem

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Students at John F. Kennedy Intermediate were recently treated to a special assembly with author Dawn Krohberger, who discussed her book, “Jack Out of the Box.” In this updated tale of the classic jack-in-the-box clown toy, Jack overcomes fear and chooses a life outside of his comfort zone, a theme that helps elevate self-esteem in young readers. During the assembly, Krohberger, a life coach who holds a special certification in self-esteem elevation, encourages children to honor who they are and to embrace their own unique character within. All of the participants enthusiastically joined in to recite an affirming self-esteem pledge.

Published last December, “Jack Out of the Box” took nine months to write. The book is available at several local libraries and schools in Suffolk County, and for purchase via and the author’s website,
Deer Park School District