Rain or shine and with his saxophone case in hand, Hosea rides the bus to the City of Rochester Public Market. Joyfully, he plays for everyone there, but especially for the children. Today, will he earn enough money to surprise one special child?
An Author’s Note gives a deeper glimpse into the life of Hosea MIssouri Taylor, Jr. – a street musician and community advocate who elevated the lives of those in his community, “simply” by being himself.
Our Writer-in-Residence, Kathleen Blasi, delivered material to our students in a way that got them excited to write! She broke down her writing process, so that by the end, the students had a piece of writing to be proud of. I cannot say enough good things about Kathleen as a presenter, an example, and a teacher.
– Stephen Baker, Teacher, Warsaw (New York) Elementary School
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Kathleen is now offering virtual presentations and writing workshops. Check out her “Visits” page for more details.
2020 was a year of twists and turns, ups and downs—pick your cliché! Recently, my dad suffered a stroke. He has a road ahead of him and takes it day by day. Some days are and will be better than others. But my family is blessed to still have him. And as I say, he is...
When I was a kid, my family spent time in the Adirondacks. No TV. Just board games and...puzzles. And I’m talking big puzzles with lots (millions?) of pieces. Everyone seemed to get into it. Everyone, that is, except me. Spatial relationships—ugh, too much like math!...
I’m very grateful to have received this photo! For an author, there is no higher compliment than to see a child react so purely and joyfully to something we created. In the life cycle of a story, we begin with this same unbridled enthusiasm. Let’s call this the...