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A staff member for the nationally syndicated radio show "Fresh Air" for 10 years, Dorothy is a veteran book reviewer and lives and writes in Philadelphia.
A literacy consultant with degrees in Psychology and Early Childhood Education (BS) and Urban Education (EdM), Natalie has contributed to children’s literacy via teaching positions and tenure with Children’s Literacy Initiative, a non-profit literacy training organization.
Ms. Ragin is a Philadelphia-based writer with many years of social advocacy and political involvement. She was a Congressional candidate in 1986 and continues to work for the advancement and empowerment of African American families.
An educator, writer, visual artist and film-maker based in Silver Spring, Maryland, Kendra is the founder of Saturday Adventures for the Crayon Crowd, a community-based Saturday School designed to develop self-esteem through the arts. She has written and produced several educational documentaries and parent resource materials. Through her writing Ms. Wymes seeks to educate while encouraging young readers to look deeper for truths that will enhance personal growth.
Junious Ricardo Stanton
A Juvenile Probation Officer for 30 years, Junious is a community volunteer, commentator, and syndicated journalist, writing for a number of publications and media including: HYPE Information Services, NNPA, Scoop USA, Neighborhood Leader, The Philadelphia New Observer, Natural Alternatives, The Black World Today and the Black World Today Radio Network community.
A 5th grader who attends Piney Branch Elementary School in Tacoma Park, Maryland, Rik is originally from Eastern India and now lives in Silver Spring, Maryland, with his parents and younger brother. He enjoys reading non-fiction and adventure stories because “they are true and I learn something that I didn’t know already.”