An MLK Memory on MLK Day

Perry Wallace and I visited the Maret School in Washington, D.C., last Friday as part of the school’s MLK Weekend celebrations. We spoke to the entire middle school, and then the entire high school, before meeting with small groups of high school ... [Continue Reading]

BookPage Essay on Truth in a Trump World

Chances are, you’ve never heard of Perry Wallace. I doubt I’ll meet a middle schooler who knows Wallace’s name. But his story could not be more important at this time in history, when racism—subtle and overt—was at the heart of a winning presidential ... [Continue Reading]

The Quindaro Press Review

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STRONG INSIDE young readers edition gets a rave review from the Quindaro Press, a site specializes in "nonfiction books of social justice and people’s history that are suitable for ages 12 and up." In summarizing the book, the review states: "Andrew ... [Continue Reading]

Middle School Librarian Praises STRONG INSIDE

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The popular middle school book blog Ms. Yingling Reads calls STRONG INSIDE young readers edition a must for any middle school or high school library. In her fantastic review, Ms. Yingling calls the book a "a fascinating, very personal account of the ... [Continue Reading]

The Jockbrarian Review

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Jeff Schreiber is my kind of librarian! First, he's from Wisconsin, the state where I was born. Second, he (obviously) loves books. And, as you can tell from his nickname, he loves sports, too. So, I was pleased to see his fantastic review for the ... [Continue Reading]

The Deborah Kalb Q&A

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One of the country's most respected and prolific book bloggers, Deborah Kalb of Washington, D.C. recently posted a Q&A on STRONG INSIDE, highlighting both the young readers' edition and the original. Check it out here. ... [Continue Reading]

Dole Institute of Politics

I had the opportunity to travel to Lawrence, Kansas to speak about STRONG INSIDE at the nationally renowned Dole Institute of Politics. This fabulous museum and archives functions much like a presidential library, and director Bill Lacy puts on a ... [Continue Reading]