When it comes to reading, writing and books, Richard Kigel, brings the vast practical skills of an experienced literacy professional to his work. A veteran of thirty years teaching in Brooklyn public schools, Mr. Kigel trained at Columbia University’s Institute for Teaching Reading and Writing. He has been on the front lines in the literacy wars, inspiring students in reading and writing for a generation.
According a former Virginia slave, the Wright Brothers weren’t the first to succeed in flying. In vivid detail adapted from authentic 19th century slave narratives, Josiah Brantley describes a harrowing, inspirational journey high above trees, roads and rivers, over the Allegheny Mountains, north to freedom.