. GLOBAL READ ALOUD, a bonafide international movement created by the fantastico, Pernille Ripp, is almost upon us! I cannot even TELL you how honored I am by this. By all of the readers who will be meeting Ally, Albert, Keisha and the others. I never take it lightly. I promise you that. I wish I could visit EVERYONE! I also wish that I could respond to every Skype request with a… Read More

Today, it is my honor and pleasure to help launch Cynthia Levinson’s new Book, WE’VE GOT A JOB—THE 1963 BIRMINGHAM CHILDREN’S MARCH. How appropo that this be my first “Be someone’s hero” post–this book is ALL about no capes being required. These heroes are not just ordinary people–but children as well. If you ask a child to name a hero, most will cite a cape-wearing one with a secret lair. A die-hard… Read More