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The book giveaway continues :-) If interested in any of the titles pictured below, let me know! I will mail them to your home at no charge. Help children become lifelong learners by nurturing them and fostering a love for reading at an early age.

The Ramona book is a hardcover and is large so it can be read to a classroom of children.


If you would like to support my initiative to get books into homes, go herebookone booktwo.

The next book I am giving away is I Spy Fly Guy! hardback by Tedd Arnold. Geared for ages 5-8. Contact me at if interested, or leave a comment!

About the book: “The 7th book in the bestselling Fly Guy series–with fun foil covers!

When Fly Guy and Buzz play hide-and-seek, Fly Guy hides in his favorite place–the garbage can. But as Buzz finishes counting, the garbageman drives away with the garbage and Fly Guy, too! A very worried Buzz follows the truck to the dump, where he sees zillions of flies. Where is Fly Guy?!

Time after time, Buzz thinks he spies Fly Guy, only to be snubbed, boinked, or bitten. Then he realizes they’ve been playing a game. He yells, “I give up. You win!” And Fly Guy leaves his new hiding place–he was on top of Buzz’s hat all along!” –


To support the initiative to send books to children’s homes, go here.

The following 2 books are available for giveaway: Julian Rodriguez Episode 1 – Trash Crisis on Earth (softcover) and Nancy Drew – The Hidden Staircase (hardcover).

If you know a child who is interested in either book, let me know! I will mail the book to you at no charge. Thank you in supporting my attempt to increase literacy in the home.

Descriptions: Meet Julian Rodriguez, an extra-terrestrial genius trapped in the body of an eight-year-old human boy. A hilarious, fully illustrated series for young chapter-book readers that’s out of this world! (good for ages 7-10)

Teenage detective Nancy Drew uses her courage and powers of deduction to solve the mysterious happenings in an old stone mansion. (ages 8 and up)


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I have two Horrible Harry books to send to a home. There is no catch. The books are yours to keep. These chapter books are great for grades 1-3. This first set goes to the first person to request it, so let me know if you are interested! You can live anywhere in the United States to participate.


To support the initiative to send books to children’s homes, go here.

UPDATE: This books have found a home in an elementary school in Michigan.

I now have a Leap Frog My First Spelling Bee Game Tin available for giveaway. If you know a child who needs more literacy games in the home, let me know! The game is for ages 5 and up.

More info about the game: “Your child will master spelling with this fun and challenging LeapFrog Spelling Bee Game. Spelling bee learning game helps your little one fine-tune their word recognition, spelling and listening skills. Versatile grow-with-me format provides six levels for both first and second graders. Bold graphics encourage younger children to recognize images, while words with example sentences help older children with their spelling. Hourglass provides a limited amount of time to answer. Game tin includes: 480 cards, hourglass and game chips.”



I have been involved in education for most of my career, and I am passionate about promoting family-literacy and getting kids to actually enjoy reading. Educating children and inspiring them to become life-long learners is crucial to the success of our country and is the best way to help them grow up to obtain jobs rather than live off of welfare.

I am raising funds to help start a program where children will receive free books that will be sent directly to their homes. Book drives and giveaways are great, but I want to reach families who may not participate or may not have transportation to get to those events. Also, some children may receive few to no gifts, so receiving a book in the mail may make a child very happy.

I plan to collect donated books and keep my eye out for gently used books at library book sales, thrift stores, and yard sales. I will have a website up soon as I begin to get this project off the ground.


I am thinking I can send children (or teens) a book and a stamped post card, and have them return the postcard after writing or drawing something they enjoyed about the book.

Thank you for your support! Let me know if you want to participate in any way!

Take a poll!

In addition to an article I wrote on Examiner about how the Baltimore community perceives Baltimore City Public Schools, I have created my own poll! Please take a moment to provide your feedback. Thanks!


Photography :-)

In addition to education, I also have a passion for photography. I just started using my new Nikon D7000 and am interested in practicing using it! If you know any schools, youth programs, etc. who could use a volunteer photographer, I’d be happy to snap some photos. Check out pictures I’ve taken at my photo blog!

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