In last month’s issue, we published our 100th article celebrating how books are making a difference in the world. Thank you for celebrating with us! While we love hearing from our readers anytime, in this month’s Readers Write, we decided to pause to ask your input on the direction of the magazine. Thank you to our subscribers and web readers who responded to our brief survey. Here’s what you told us: […]
It began when a young military spouse reached out for help. More than forty military family writers responded by sharing their encouraging stories and experience from both everyday and extraordinary moments. The result? A menu of personal stories about life, amidst the added challenges of military life. And a worldwide gathering of friends, bringing civilian and military communities to the table to support military families. […]Read more...
Retired New York City firefighter Tim Hoppey was inspired by the courage of children to write The Good Fire Helmet. For all the brave feats he accomplished as a first responder on 9/11 and through the 27 years he worked as a firefighter in Spanish Harlem, Tim believes some of the bravest people he has seen are not always who you think they would be. Children have inspired him to see courage from a different perspective. […]
Suri Sehgal helped revolutionize hybrid corn breeding around the world, but it is seeds of kindness and generosity that he and his wife, Edda, plant in the garden of life. Through the Sehgal Foundation, they empower villagers in rural India to create their own positive change. The award-winning biography Seeds for Change by Marly Cornell shares the inspiring story of a humble couple making a difference, one seed at a time. […]
When Armin Brott was the expectant father of his first child, he wanted to know everything about his new role, but he was disappointed at the lack of information available for dads-to-be. He wrote his first book to fill a gap and soon discovered other gaps that needed closing. From dads-to-be to single fathers to deployed dads, Armin has been providing books and resources for fathers for nearly twenty years. Now with a radio show and almost 2 million of his books sold, he hopes to empower dads to be more involved in their kids’ lives and help dads—and society—realize how important dads are to their children. […]
Children’s librarian John Schumacher, otherwise known as Mr. Schu by his students and Twitter followers, reads an average of 2,000 children’s books a year and posts his recommendations for books with staying power. Elected to the Newbery Committee, John takes his love of books way beyond a few blog posts. His road trip to promote Katherine Applegate’s The One and Only Ivan took him to the zoo in Atlanta where he met the real-life inspiration for Ivan. The gorilla even autographed John’s book. […]