The Magical World of Words

“This place is full of magic,” said nine-year-old Jamelia as she stepped on the bus. The ceiling was painted in Starry Night swirls and the shelves were stocked with books, thousands of books. A smile stretched across her face as she imagined the possibilities....

Focusing on Children’s Needs

The Detroit sun beats down on the loose gravel lot behind MacDowell Elementary. A sudden wave of record highs makes the ground shimmer in the shape two brightly colored buses and a tent. From un-airconditioned classrooms, children looked out the window wondering if...

A Visit from the Book Fairy

Students at Harlem Day Charter School drop everything and read after receiving six brand new books from The Book Fairy. The opening moments of Book Expo America look like scenes from the day after Thanksgiving. Lines form inside the Javitz Center hours before the...

Everything is Bigger in Texas

Jennifer reads to the students of Collins Elementary School while a live feed aired in classrooms across Alief Independent School District There is an often used adage that always comes to mind when talking about the Lone Star State. It’s the same slogan...

Success in in Sight!

The open road always offers its fair share of the unexpected. The first week of the 2011 Transitions/VSP Success is in Sight tour started off with more adventure and adversity than we could have ever imagined. There are more than 50 stops planned, spanning six months...

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