May 15, 2021

Author visits TJ

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Ryan Sloth, Iowa children’s author and former Iowa State University and Iowa Barnstormers football player, visited students at Thomas Jefferson on Monday morning to promote his book, “Sammy Sloth: Sport Superstar.”

“They’re super slow,” Sloth told a group of kindergarteners of his namesake animal. “They’re the slowest animals on earth.” Which is why he made the hero of his book a sloth, an animal who tries out for sports and faces struggles along the way until he finds his niche. The purpose of the book is to teach kids to never give up.