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…

Grace Lin at Burroughs Education Campus

The multi-talented Grace Lin’s magic tricks mystified a captivated classroom full of fourth graders while engaging them with a costumed and scripted folk tale presentation at Burroughs Education Campus.  The students in the audience “Ohhhh”‘ed and “Hmmm”‘ed on cue and…

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…