Welcome to the online home of Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich, author of 8TH GRADE SUPERZERO (Arthur A. Levine Books/Scholastic) and the forthcoming TWO NAOMIS (Balzer & Bray/HarperCollins), with Audrey Vernick. More on my work here.

Have you read 8th Grade Superzero? Download this mini book talk and share some of your answers to and thoughts about these questions, and I’ll publish them here! Then, download this image to tell your story on a shoe — you know what an important part a certain pair of sneakers play in the book. Design, decorate and write about the ways that YOU can be a hero, right on the shoe, and send in your photos. Remember, “doing a small, good thing can be a very big deal.”

For information about appearances, school and library visits: read on.

Looking to broaden your reading horizons? Check these multicultural literature resources out!

***Video directed, edited and produced by DJ Johnson***

Come out and play: My posts on play (Pt. 1) and creativity (Pt.2), Playing Ourselves Into Wide Open Spaces on Anne Mazer and Ellen Potter’s wonderful Spilling Ink Blog. You can also check out my article on resources for Summer Art & Creativity Dates with Children.