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Writers Against Racism: Romeo Riley Series by April M. Whitt

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I’d always had a heart to create the kind of literature I’d enjoyed since childhood, but practical need and a love for kids brought me into teaching (first English, then Special Needs.)  For many years I was a “closet” writer while working with the kids with disabilities. But after time, Romeo was just the natural […]

Writers Against Racism: Do you have ‘vision’?

My dad, Anthony Bodden, was physically disabled due to a series of strokes.

Two mistakes I’ve made in my life that at the time, I did not know were mistakes: 1) At a party, in an effort to ‘help’ a man who was visually impaired, I grabbed his arm to lead him out of the crowd. BIG MISTAKE.  He shook my hand off and was annoyed at my gesture.  […]

Writers Against Racism: THE MYSTERY OF: THE BOY WHO SAW TOO MUCH by April Whitt

April Whitt with one of her students

Back in October I received the following e-mail: Hello Ms. Bowllan: I appreciate your heart for literature that represents our diverse population! I am a teacher of students with special needs (most of them have CP and are in wheel chairs.) I have a new book I’d like to bring more attention to. If you […]