Author Interviews

Jennifer Elder, author of Autistic Planet and Different Like Me: My Book of Autism Heroes,  discusses the inspiration behind her books.





In an interview with Elaina Daniels, Ellen Notbohm shares her experiences as a parent of an autistic child and has great advice for other parents.  Her book, Ten Things Every Child With Autism Wishes You Knew, is a wonderful resource for anyone seeking a better understanding of autism.




An Interview with Marina Koestler Ruben, author of How to Tutor Your Own Child – Boost Grades and Inspire a Lifelong Love of Learning – Without Paying for a Professional Tutor.  A professional tutor at Sidwell Friends School in Washington, DC, Ms. Ruben shares tips for helping your kids in school and encouraging them to be lifelong learner

See a review of her book here.





An Interview with Dr. Pedro Noguera

Dr. Pedro Noguera, author of Unfinished Business: Closing the Racial Achievement Gap in Our Schools, discusses the factors that contribute to the achievement gap and racial separation of students.





Building the Next New School

A conversation with Tal Birdsy, author of A Room for Learning: The Making of a School in Vermont. He chronicles his unlikely journey and the special learners who would join him at a school with no set curriculum, limited resources, in two small rooms in the woods with little more than a hardy fire and the music of Coltrane to warm them.




Why Girls Get Pep Rallies and Boys Get Pills

Jack Kammer, the author of Heroes of the Blue Sky Rebellion, has penned a book designed just for boys, with real resources to help young men take control of their lives and re-define what ‘male’ means in this society. Kammer talks candidly about the needs of boys and young men and why there is still no national movement to address the male crisis.




An Interview with Hill Harper

In his New York Times bestseller, Letters to a Young Sister: Define Your Destiny,Hll Harper shares details of his own parent’s parenting styles and offers the engaging voice of a caring older brother to young women facing today’s challenges.