Jean Reidy’s Light Up the Library Auction

Author Jean Reidy‘s new picture book, LIGHT UP THE NIGHT (Hyperion, October 2011) was inspired by her connections to Uganda and its children, many of whom have been displace due to past civil war or orphaned by AIDS. To celebrate the release of the book and honor those children, she is holding an online auction to Read More …

International Day of the Girl: Stand Up for Girls!

Today, I took part in the Rally for Girls’ Education by standing up for girls! Did you know that two thirds of the world’s illiterate people are women? Don’t you think every girl has the right to read and write words that will change her, and to write and tell stories to change the world? Read More …

Meet young social entrepreneur Riley Carney!

I first met Riley Carney on Twitter. As you can see in her profile, she’s 18, has published 3 books (so far), and founded a nonprofit organization for children’s literacy. Pretty amazing, huh? I knew right away she was somebody I wanted to follow! Loads of other people do, too, so today we’re getting together Read More …