For nearly 30 years, Ora Rakestraw has been bringing books alive for schoolchildren.
5 Questions With: Gloria Laube
Love dogs? Love books? So does Gloria Laube, and she's found a way to put the two together and make a difference. See what she says about pursuing her career passions in this edition of 5QW.
For more than 30 years, John Zickefoose hid a secret from his teachers, his family, his wife and his children. Then one day, his 7-year-old son forced him to come clean -- John couldn't read or write. Find out how he changed his life.
My Friend Bernie
For the past few years here on Growing Bolder my friend "Bernie" has been posting on her Blog little ditty's that I thought were hilarious and amazing. I would keep telling her...you have got to write a book every time I would read one of her stories.Well....guess what? Her first book has just been published and released this week. It is titled...The Nun and the Gardener. I can't wait to read...
The Race by Richard North Patterson
It's been a long time since I read a book I felt the urge to comment about, but The Race, by Richard North Patterson, has really captured me. It's about politics, including religion and race issues, and it highlights everything that is wrong with the way we vote and how the media shapes our decisions. The lead character is a Republican senator struggling to run a campaign just to the right of...
My Experience as a Student of a Community College at the age of Sixty-Three
I Was Not a Traditional Student by Sondra Crane http://contributor.yahoo.com/user/167651/sondra_c.html
My mother had told me years ago, after I had my first child, when I mentioned that I was sorry I did not graduate from college - I remember it as if were yesterday, "the years go by anyway, and if you only take one class a semester you eventually will earn your college degree". I did not...
Ruth1898 on the Power of Curiosity
In this blog Ruth, at 109, wonders how much longer she will live. She talks about the things she would like to be around to see, like who the next President will be.
Julie Andrews is one of the most beloved movie musical stars of all time. When her famous voice was silenced after a failed surgery, many wondered what she'd do next. There should have been no surprises that she'd come up with something big.
Former Microsoft executive John Wood is on a mission to change lives through the power of books. Find out how his program, Room to Read, is making a difference across the world and why he believes you don't have to be rich to change lives.