Jemison Elementary School Read Across America Literacy In Person Author Journey Presentations

/ February 16, 2024

Jemison, Alabama, is receiving a fun and engaging school visit with books, stories, music and entertainment led by Unicorn Jazz creator, Lisa Caprelli, in February 2024.

Bee Happy with Jemison Elementary School and Unicorn Jazz Author Stories and Literacy Journey in Jemison, Alabama!

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Lisa Caprelli, a talented Latina author, hails from the vibrant city of El Paso, Texas. Despite her humble beginnings, surrounded by a close-knit Hispanic family and delicious cuisine, Lisa’s grandmother, with only a third-grade education, instilled in her the value of education. Encouraged by her grandmother’s wisdom, Lisa pursued her passion for writing and helping others.

Today, Lisa is renowned as the creative force behind the beloved children’s book series, “Unicorn Jazz,” a heartwarming journey celebrating individuality, kindness, inclusivity, and creative expression. Her dedication to spreading joy and education extends beyond the pages with the captivating Amazon TV show, “Unicorn Jazz Presents The Thing I Do.”

In her latest endeavor, Lisa channels her entrepreneurial spirit and storytelling prowess into “Skip a Step: Imparting Wisdom For Young Entrepreneur Minds.” Through this insightful book, she delves into the lives of thirteen extraordinary entrepreneurs, offering invaluable lessons on finding happiness, meaning, and success in life. Lisa’s inspiring journey from a shy girl in El Paso to an accomplished author and advocate exemplifies the transformative power of following one’s dreams and embracing the wisdom passed down by loved ones.



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Jemison, Alabama, nestled in the heart of the United States, is a small town with a big personality. Named after Colonel Robert Jemison Jr., a prominent railroad executive, it boasts a rich history dating back to the 19th century. Surrounded by the natural beauty of Alabama’s rolling hills and forests, Jemison is known as the “Peach Capital of Alabama,” celebrating its agricultural heritage with events like the annual Peach Festival. Despite its size, Jemison offers historic sites such as the Jemison Carnegie Library, reflecting its commitment to preserving its past while embracing the present.

Located in Chilton County, Jemison enjoys a central location in Alabama, providing convenient access to larger cities like Birmingham and Montgomery. Its growing population is drawn to the town’s tight-knit community, friendly atmosphere, and affordable cost of living. With educational opportunities offered by the Chilton County School District and nearby colleges and universities, Jemison is not just a place on the map but a vibrant community where residents thrive amidst the charm of small-town life and the accessibility of urban amenities.

Behind the scenes what our author visits look like, THIS IS FROM a former ELEMENTARY SCHOOL appearance: Your school will be updated after author’s visit!

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Thanks to Librarian, Donna Rasberry for bringing Unicorn Jazz & Lisa Caprelli to our school!

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If you did not get your book order form in on time, author Lisa Caprelli, is happy to fulfill yours here on Etsy, Please note JEMISON ELEMENTARY on the Etsy order for some freebies and autographed by the author!



We have just released our YouTube kid friendly Season of THE THING I DO! Here is Episode 1:


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 Unicorn Jazz Elementary School Author Visit at Jemison Elementary School

Jemison Elementary School is a cornerstone of education in Jemison, Alabama. Serving students from kindergarten through fifth grade, it provides a nurturing and supportive environment for academic and personal growth. With dedicated faculty and staff, the school offers a comprehensive curriculum alongside extracurricular activities, fostering well-rounded development. Jemison Elementary School is not just a place of learning but a community hub where students are encouraged to excel academically while building lasting friendships and lifelong skills.


As part of the in-person visit to schools, author Lisa Caprelli will present a short 3-5 min video from “Unicorn Jazz Presents The Thing I Do” kids show on Amazon TV & and YouTube including:

  • Reading, writing, and behind the scenes from the Unicorn Jazz book series will be read
  • Teachers can share or read in advance of this visit, the Unicorn Jazz book one– storytime and the Unicorn Jazz Friendship song to get familiar with the characters and stories themes of friendship, belonging, kindness, social-emotional learning.
  • Teachers can take advantage of learning resources for Unicorn Jazz
  • Free resources for THE THING I DO book
  • Songs from 10+ music videos created by Lisa at
  • Additional 100+ -page variety of coloring pages, activities, and learning here.
  • SEL learning packet
Our Unicorn Jazz team, writers and directors are proud to donate these for use by teachers:

How Far is Jemison Alabama from Huntington Beach, California, the HQ of the Unicorn Jazz?

Located 351.5 miles north of our Unicorn Jazz HQ, reaching the city of Modesto from Huntington Beach is a near 6-hour drive by car.

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Fun Facts about Jemison Alabama:

  • Named After a Railroad Executive: Jemison was named after Colonel Robert Jemison Jr., a prominent railroad executive and industrialist in Alabama during the late 19th century.
  • Early Settlement: The area where Jemison now stands was initially settled in the 19th century, primarily by farming families attracted to the fertile land in the region.
  • Agricultural Heritage: Like many towns in Alabama, Jemison has a strong agricultural heritage, with farming being a significant part of its economy throughout its history. This includes cotton, corn, and soybeans, among other crops.
  • Peach Capital: Jemison is known as the “Peach Capital of Alabama.” The town celebrates its peach heritage with events like the annual Peach Festival, which typically features activities, vendors, and, of course, plenty of delicious peach treats.
  • Historic Sites: Despite its small size, Jemison boasts some historic sites, including the Jemison Carnegie Library, which was built in 1915 with funds from Andrew Carnegie, a notable philanthropist known for funding libraries across the United States.
  • Natural Beauty: The town is surrounded by the natural beauty of Alabama, with rolling hills and forests nearby, providing opportunities for outdoor activities such as hiking, fishing, and camping.
  • Close-Knit Community: Jemison is known for its tight-knit community and friendly atmosphere. Residents often come together for various events, volunteer work, and support initiatives that strengthen the town’s sense of unity.
  • Growing Population: While Jemison remains a small town, its population has been gradually increasing over the years as people are drawn to its peaceful ambiance and affordable cost of living.
  • Accessible Location: Situated in the heart of Alabama, Jemison enjoys convenient access to larger cities like Birmingham and Montgomery, offering residents the best of both worlds – small-town charm with access to urban amenities.
  • Educational Opportunities: Jemison is served by the Chilton County School District, providing educational opportunities for local students. Additionally, the town’s proximity to colleges and universities in nearby cities offers further educational options for residents.

Thank you for your support of literacy and the joy of books and learning!


Grades 4-6 School Video & Learning Resources

  • Where do Good Ideas Come From. Teachers can play when Author is in classroom, click here
  • Behind the Scenes Journey of an author during the pandemic: click here
  • Skip a Step, Free Digital Journal for Students, click to download free
  • More for students interested in leadership: click here


  • The Thing I Do Song Created by Students and Adults watch
  • Dance and Sing With Me Music Video by children actors/singerswatch

To learn more about Lisa Caprelli’s entrepreneurial and speaker journey click here.


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