7th Graders Changing the World

I recently came across this article about some 7th graders from Owasso, Oklahoma. It says, in part: Several reading students at the Owasso Seventh Grade Center recently participated in the school’s first “Be a Changemaker” program. The program – based off Laurie Ann Thompson’s book, “Be a Changemaker: How to Start Something That Matters” – Read More …

Nonfiction Monday: Courage & Defiance blog tour and interview

As you can probably tell by my books Be a Changemaker and Emmanuel’s Dream, I love writing about heroes and changemakers. It should be no surprise, then, that I love reading about them, too. My favorite kinds of stories are those about ordinary people who acted with extraordinary strength, conviction, and courage, and the book Read More …

Meet Changemaker Edward Jiang, founder of StudentRND

This is the second post in the series introducing the amazing young people who are profiled in my upcoming book, BE A CHANGEMAKER: HOW TO START SOMETHING THAT MATTERS (Beyond Words/Simon Pulse, September 2014). Today I’m introducing Edward Jiang, founder of StudentRND, and giving some behind-the-scenes details about our in-person interview.

Meet Changemaker Charles Orgbon III, founder of Greening Forward

Today, I’m kicking off a series of blog posts that will introduce you to some of the amazing young people who are profiled in my upcoming book, BE A CHANGEMAKER: HOW TO START SOMETHING THAT MATTERS (Beyond Words/Simon Pulse, September 2014). Each of the 18 chapters in the book includes a short piece about how Read More …