Tonya Bolden at McKinley Tech

Author Tonya Bolden’s presentation was an end of school year treat for students from 11th grade AP History as well as a few students from McKinley Technology High School’s Media Center Book Club.  In speaking with the high schoolers, Ms.…

Bweela Steptoe at Cleveland Elementary School

Bweela Steptoe visited AOB and spoke with students about growing up as a muse and model for her late father, the incredibly talented John Steptoe.  First and second graders at Cleveland Elementary School appreciated hearing Bweela’s thoughts about how to draw creative inspiration…

Jorge Argueta at Raymond Education Campus

Many of the Raymond Education Campus students had personal experience with the hardships described in Jorge Argueta’s book Somos Como Las Nubes but drew hope from his poetic explanation of the title: “Clouds are free like our dreams and our imaginations.…

Brigid Kemmerer at Northwood High School

With Brigid Kemmerer’s visit to Northwood High School, English Language Arts students, including a class on creative writing, gained some very real information on the process of writing and being published.  Brigid’s engaging presentation pulled the students quickly into the…