While a second career as a children’s author might seem an unlikely choice for this basketball giant, Shaquille O’Neal tells us that he turned to writing books for children in his retirement as a way to continue to champion two of his favorite topics: reading and basketball. That’s a slam dunk in our book.
iPhone users who need immediate answers to their questions, information
is only a button-push away. For years, Apple devotees wondered if the
voice inside their phones was computer-generated. To some extent it is.
However, there is a real woman behind that sound. Meet Susan Bennett,
the voice of Siri!
Also in this issue, we meet 12-year-old Author Hannah Hoffman, who
tells us that having her debut book published has been a dream come true
... literally. Kathryn Starke tells us if she learned one thing in the
10 years she spent teaching in inner-city public schools, it’s that many
students need extra help to learn basic literacy skills. So she
combined her expertise as a literacy specialist with the thrill of the
NFL to create Tackle Reading, which features thoughts on reading from
over 45 contributors in the fields of education, entertainment, and
Middle school years can be painful for children as they try to
identify how and where they fit in. Julie Sternberg and Marcie colleen
have created Play Memory, a brilliant resource for parents, teachers,
and librarians to help young people cope with the challenges they are
facing every day. And our special contributor this month is Noelle
Sterne, Ph.D., who gives us some tips on giving a great children’s