A 2019 trip to Auburn, Ala., introduced me to a large school system and a town library that made my book, The Sweetest Sound, feel like a celebration! A Fort Worth, Texas, school library that made me wish to be a kid again! At this school, thanks to a generous grant, the school library is … Continue reading WHY SCHOOL LIBRARIES ARE GRRRRRRRRRREAT!
Celebrate the life of a man who spent his helping others. John Lewis was the legend you never knew. John Lewis (Feb. 21, 1940-July 17, 2020) was a trouble-maker. Good trouble. He’s one of the most famous, most influential people you may not know. He's the guy in the background, but always pushing forward. Over … Continue reading GOOD TROUBLE
Max the dog./S.Winston B&N Summer reading program continues. So many great books so little time! Young readers grades 1-6 can earn a free book through the Barnes & Noble Summer Reading program! Learn more: https://bit.ly/BNSummerReadingJournal #BNSummerReading While I’m proud that my book, President of the Whole Fifth Grade is on the list, I know there … Continue reading IS YOUR CHILD READING READY?
Today I celebrate the 20th Anniversary of my 36th Birthday! Celebrate with me by showing love to someone in need. My greatest, warmest, sincerest thanks to my beautiful Lauren, who crafted my hand-cut letters and sign and to all my well-wishers. In these challenging times, I feel blessed to have another birthday to share with … Continue reading HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME!
One of my all-time favorite book covers. Showing sweet, sweet love What better time than a Sunday morning to show love to a book about a young gospel star-in-the-making. Starring Cadence Mariah Jolly, The Sweetest Sound is the lyrical journey in the life of a kid who had to claim the right to speak her … Continue reading SWEET, SWEET SOUND