Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Fun Freetime: October Story Monsters Ink
James Patterson is one of the most famous writers in the world, with more than 100 books to his name. What’s even more impressive than the tales he creates is his incredible generosity. After giving more than $1 million to independent bookstores across the country since 2013, he has made a $1.75 million pledge to put books in school libraries. Meet the man who is improving children’s literacy,one school at a time.
Also in this issue, Jonathan Diaz brings us a treasury of modern-day fairy tales based on the lives of children who all have two things in common: they have very big dreams and they are all cancer patients. Marcus Samuelsson tells us about his long journey to the top of the culinary world, we meet Gabe Eggerling, a 12-year-old actor with a mission: to donate as many books as he can to underprivileged children, and award-winning author Gale Leach tells us about her road to writing.