the Author — Cris Lindsey
Cris Lindsey was born in Wadesboro, NC.,
son of Evelyn and Kenneth Lindsey. His father
was in the U.S. Navy, when he met Cris's mother.
Like father like sons, with the exception
of one, Cris has four brothers whom are all
in the U.S. Navy. Cris's experience in education
began with him teaching in Madrid, Spain at
the Hill House Montessori Schools. His concept
for writing children books came from his desire
for his daughter to be able to read at an
early age. He began his concept when his daughter
was only three years of age, and he had created
his first book "See I Can Read",
at the end of 1999.
Cris began selling his books at a kiosk in
Chesapeake Square Mall in Chesapeake, VA where
he sold copies of Volume 1. For the next six
years to follow, parents were asking Cris
for more of the books. In 2005, Cris went
to work for one year in New Orleans following
the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. When he
returned to Virginia he began working, finalizing
his five volume series for mass production.
Working together with Wilheimina Long, creative/graphic
designer, and a book printing company, the
books were prepared in hard back and ready
for the public. "See I Can Read"
books can be purchased in the Borders Book
Store in Virginia Beach, VA; Busy Bee Children
Clothing and Accessory Store in Hill Top,
Virginia Beach, VA; Prince Books in Norfolk,
VA; Lawrence Pharmacy in Chesapeake, VA; A&B
Books in Texas, as well as through purchasing
It is Cris's hopes
and dreams to see his books in children's
hands around the world, inspiring a passion
in children to read, teaching them to be good
readers and explore the world through books.
From the sales of his books, Cris will donate
a portion of the proceeds to non-profit organizations
that service children. It is also Cris's goal
to raise enough money to start an organization
to help single parents trying to raise their
children by themselves —he feels the
children should not have to suffer because
of a lack of needs to provide for them. Save
the children and give them a fighting chance.
Give a child a book.
SEE I Can Read™ children's
books are designed to teach 3 to 6 year olds to read by themselves.
The concept was conceived as Cris Lindsey, President of
Millennium 2000 Publishing Company, was working with his
daughter Sarah. He wanted her to be able to read her own
mail when he wrote to her. He created the books to give his
daughter as well as other children a sense of independence.
The books were created using picture illustrations to form
the sentences, with the actual words written under the pictures
so that the child can recognize the pictures and associate
it with the word beneath it.
This method has proven itself very effective
with young children. Once they realize that they can read,
by following the picture illustration, they become so excited
and their desire to read, becomes even greater. Now the child
can read like big brother or big sister, like mommy and daddy,
which makes that little child feel important and not excluded.
Now the child can pick up his or her book, and proceed to
read to mommy, daddy, big brother, or big sister. The child
feels good about himself, and confident. This confidence
generally carries on to other task they soon encounter in
their everyday adventures in life. It gives the
children the desire to excel in all they attempt to do in
their struggle to seek out their independence.
DR. JUDY AMICK — Cris
Lindsey's mentor. She encouraged him to better himself,
and to never settle for second best. Dr. Amick believed
and been very supportive of his works. He worked with
Dr. Amick in her Montessori schools in Madrid, Spain,
also owned four Montessori schools in Virginia Beach,
VA. Dr. Amick is one of the greatest educators the world
CASSIE PERRY — A
personal friend and illustrator. Cassie has made a wonderful
contribution to the book series through her illustrations.
The children as well as the adults love her drawings.
LONG — A friend and founder of Youth Matter Inc,
Wilheimina assisted with the layout and format of the
book series through her design skills. She is also responsible for furthering
the research and development of the books by acting
as a representative for Millennium 2000 Publishing Company™.
Wilheimina heads the non-profit organization, Youth
Matter, Inc., that endorses
this project and are actively seeking grant funds to
publish these books to circulate as a youth literary
EVELYN LINDSEY — Cris
Lindsey's mother. She encouraged him to become a children's
book author. She is a world-renowned educator of God's word
as well as a school teacher.
LINDSEY — Cris Lindsey's daughter. Sarah
is who Cris wrote his first books for. She is a wonderful
loving, and caring princess, whom he loves dearly.
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