Jewell Parker Rhodes at Brightwood Education Campus

Jewell Parker Rhodes brought her wonderfully warm, approachable manner to two presentations with Brightwood Education Campus students, sharing in a candid, frank tone the real-life problems they stand to inherit (if they are not already facing).  Reading aloud from her works, Jewell reminded the fifth and sixth graders that history is alive and unfolding around them.  Thanks to Jewell’s incredible generosity, the group of more than 75 students each received a complete collection of Jewell’s middle grade works, with students later clamoring to read Towers Falling based on its cover alone!