Books Alive! with Charles R. Smith

Charles R. Smith Jr. began as a photographer. He uses his skills to illustrate the powerful poems, “My People,” and “If.” He is also the author of several powerful poetry books, Hoop Kings and Hoop Queens, as well as the coming of age novel for...

Books Alive! with Avi

Avi has written across the spectrum of genres for children from suspense thriller to his Newbery Award winning Crispin. He shares a bit of his boyhood and the source of his writing...