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.…

Welcome, Heidi!

An Open Book is delighted to share that Co-Founder Heidi Powell joined AOB’s staff full-time as co-Executive Director of the organization she and Dara La Porte founded six years ago.  Already an integral part of the organization and Board, Heidi…