Author: Alvin Irby
Publisher: Alvin Irby
A hilarious rhyming picture book from award-winning educator and comedian Alvin Irby. This laugh-out-loud story follows a young boy who loves eating his boogers despite the protest of everyone he encounters. Tapping into the universal and hilariously gross behavior of children everywhere, Gross Greg invites readers to reflect on and laugh about the joys of childhood.
Alvin Irby is a former kindergarten teacher turned award-winning comedian, entrepreneur, and author. He is the Founder and Chief Reading Inspirer at Barbershop Books, a nationally recognized literacy program that creates child-friendly reading spaces in barbershops. Alvin has also received accolades as a stand-up comedian. He was one of nine 2015 StandUp NBC national finalists selected by NBC to perform at the legendary Hollywood Improv in Los Angeles, CA. His debut children's book, Gross Greg, is a hilarious book about one young boy's love for boogers. He holds a BA from Grinnell College, a Masters in Childhood Education from Bank Street College of Education, and a Masters of Public Administration from NYU. Alvin Irby lives in New York City, where he enjoys crocheting on the subway during his free time.
Concerned about the lack of diversity in children’s books, Charnaie Gordon and her two kids are bridging the literacy gap with their new project that brings diverse books to children in each of the 50 states.
Gordon founded the Here Wee Read platform, which highlights diversity in children’s books, featuring multiple races, cultures and religions. The curated books also teach children about important subjects such as immigration and politics.
Through “50 States 50 Books”, Gordon and her two children are sending these significant books to non-profit organizations, libraries, schools, and more, to every state in the country.
Since launching this project, Gordon shares that several people have felt inspired to help, and have bought titles from Here Wee Read’s Amazon Wish List, that includes multiple sections such as “Juneteenth Books”; “Asian Picture & Chapter Books”; and “Latino/Bilingual Picture Books”. READ MORE........