Thanks for visiting my News page!
I’ve been shooting a bunch of new vids for the site, including this one of a basketball trick I learned way back in, well… watch the clip:
Now on to some other items!
Way back in 1995, when I was still teaching middle school in the New York City public schools in the Tremont section of the Bronx, the Fugees and Blues Traveler visited my classroom! When you have about 10 minutes, check out this news feature fron CBS. Pretty cool!
Now check out this pic I found. This is me in nursery school! Rockin’ the red kicks!
So in 2011, I worked with some amazing students from Caldwell Heights Elementary School in Round Rock, Texas. They created an incredible book trailer for my picture book, THE HALLELUJAH FLIGHT, which was nominated for the 2011-2012 Texas Bluebonnet Award!
Check this out!:
Also in 2011, along with about 35 author and illustrator friends, I helped put together a video for the anti-bullying, “It Gets Better Project.” If you have a few minutes, please give it a look and help us spread the word. Our goal is to have teachers, librarians, educators and schools share this video with EVERYONE.
My latest picture book, “THE UNFORGETTABLE SEASON,” got some serious love! The book earned great reviews, including THREE STARRED ones from Kirkus, Publishers Weekly and School Library Journal. This was my first non-fiction book, the story of the epic 1941 baseball season.
And check out this FANTASTIC book teaser created by a group of way cool fifth graders from Canyon Creek Elementary in Round Rock, Texas:
Finally, all six books in my Sluggers series, including Book #5 “Blastin’ the Blues” and Book #6″Home of the Brave” which are also available as ebooks. So if you want to read them on a Kindle, Nook or iPad, you most certainly can!
That’s all for now.
Oh, wait, if you have another minute or two, click on over to my “School Visits” page and learn about my “Writing Camps.”