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
February 5, 2020 9AM-2PM
Skype Visits • All Over the World
World Read Aloud Day celebrates the joy of reading aloud by authors’ scheduling 20-minute Skype visits with classrooms and libraries all over the world! If you’d like to schedule one with Kathleen, please complete her contact form. Read on!
January 7, 2020, is publication day for my picture book Hosea Plays On (Sterling Children’s Books, illustrated by Shane W. Evans)! Based on a real street musician and community advocate, Hosea was originally slated for September 2018. I won’t tell you I wasn’t...
On August 26, 1920, Congress adopted the 19th Amendment (also known as the Susan B. Anthony Amendment) to the U.S. Constitution—prohibiting denying the right to vote on the basis of sex. Working from the July 1848 first Women’s Rights Convention in Seneca Falls –...
Connection. It's the thing that draws me to a particular story. It has to be there, in order for me to spend the time with an idea required to develop it into a story. I have to care about what I'm writing about. One of the projects on which I'm working has introduced...