The following quote comes from Donnita Travis, executive Director of
By The Hand Tutoring Clubs in Chicago, IL. I had the opportunity to speak about
boys and reading at one of their clubs in the Cabrini Green housing projects in
Chicago a few years ago.
"As you have heard us say, reading is the number one predictor for dropping
out of school, yet we see far too many kids in upper grade school and beyond
reading at a pre-K level. We are helping them make hugeprogress in the few
hours we have them in the afternoon. But, imagine if we had them all day ---- not catching them up, but moving them
forward academically." Donnita Travis http://bythehand.org/
By The Hand has just partnered with the Chicago Public Schools to open a new charter school. But no matter what the educational setting, reading is one of the most important skills we must teach our children, especially boys.
And remember, readers are the leaders others follow.
Using his extensive experience in dramatic film, video, and TV commercial production, Max Elliot Anderson brings that same heart-pounding, visual excitement to his middle grade adventures & mysteries for readers 8 and up