The book Tarps Off! propped up on a vase

By Nick Yates, ISB Communications

An International School of Beijing (ISB) teacher’s debut children’s book makes great summer reading for families.

The Elementary School’s Stephanie Dracz and her husband wrote Tarps Off for sport-loving youngsters everywhere. The title is a reference to an ice hockey celebration, and hockey lingo takes center stage in this light-hearted tale of a father and son enjoying the little things in life.

Committed to a healthy, whole-child education, ISB is encouraging students to take a break during the summer vacation, have some fun, and enjoy activities like exercise and reading. Ms. Dracz’s dedication to write and publish Tarps Off in addition to her full-time job allowed her to fulfill a dream of becoming an author. What an inspiration to her students!

This isn’t Ms. Dracz’s first sporting success either – she was a member of a bronze medal-winning U.S. synchronized swimming team in the 2004 Olympics. ISB teachers really are a multi-talented bunch.

Tarps Off is available on Amazon or by scanning this QR code. ISB community members can also borrow a copy from the Elementary School Library.

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