New York Times Bestseller AN INVISIBLE THREAD Strikes a Chord with Teachers and Students in Schools Across the Country

The book's simple message of kindness encourages students to explore the impact of human connections

Nov 06, 2013, 11:53 ET from An Invisible Thread

NEW YORK, Nov. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Author Laura Schroff's An Invisible Thread has struck a chord with teachers and students across the country, highlighting the importance of human connections in a technology driven world. An Invisible Thread tells of the life-long friendship between Laura Schroff, a busy sales executive and Maurice Mazyck, a disadvantaged young boy, and how both of their lives were changed and fulfilled by what began as one small act of kindness.

Today's kids are growing up in a technology driven world. Only twenty years ago the dining room table was a central place where families came together to eat and talk about their day. Today, studies show that children use on average 7.5 hours per day of entertainment technology. Gone are dining room table conversations and the value of family interactions, replaced by all different types of technology.

An Invisible Thread is the heartwarming story that depicts the importance of interpersonal relationships with family, friends and the positive impact of reaching out to neighbors in need. Schroff's friendship with Mazyck highlights the simple joys in life, like love shared across a dining room table and the true definition of lunch in a brown paper bag. It is a story that thousands of students across America—from elementary schools to colleges—are connecting with and making their own through classrooms projects. "A book as powerful as An Invisible Thread, or even just its simple message, is something that should be shared in all classrooms," said teacher Cassie Thiemens, Tillamook High School in Oregon.

Holy Cross College Dean of the class of 2017 Dr. Patricia Kramer selected An Invisible Thread as a required reading because she felt Schroff's book would help prepare the incoming freshman for their experience and the connections they will make at Holy Cross. Schroff sees her bestseller much more than a book.  In the two years since its release it has become a vehicle to help spread the importance of small acts of kindness. "I am humbled my story told in An Invisible Thread is being embraced by students and educators around the country and honored it's becoming a required read in schools. The students response has been extraordinary and we've shared many student testimonials on our website."

Students and teachers across the country have had the opportunity to meet author Laura Schroff through school events. "I am committed to visiting schools, as I believe it's crucial to educate and inspire our youth on the power of small acts of kindness and the importance of interpersonal connections and relationships. To learn more about An Invisible Thread, visit:

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