6 Ways to Celebrate Read Across America by Ty Allan Jackson Do you want to know my #1 strategy for entertaining a room full of fidgety elementary school students? Here it is: before a presentation begins, I try to have as many individual interactions with the students as possible. Even if they only last one […]
Ty was honored to be the special guest on Thursday at the 14th annual UNI African American Read-In at the University of Northern Iowa. The event was part of the National African American Read-In, which celebrates the work of African American authors and reaches over 1 million readers every year.
Ty was featured in the Sunday edition of The Berkshire Eagle on January 26, 2020. In addition to discussing Ty’s recent appearances on Disney+ and Good Morning America, the article explores what comes next for the local author.
Sidney Keys was recently featured on Good Morning America for creating a book club for African American boys, and for being one of Marvel’s newest real life superheroes on the Disney+ show Marvel’s Hero Project. Sidney’s journey began when Ty’s book Danny Dollar Millionaire Extraordinaire inspired him to start the Books N Bros book club.
On February 11th, the Berkshire Athenaeum in Pittsfield, MA unveiled a mural inspired by Ty’s book When I Close My Eyes. The mural spans the length of a wall in the children’s section of the library, and features Ty’s beloved character Dot. When I Close My Eyes is a picture book that encourages young readers […]
Ty’s ground-breaking chapter book Danny Dollar Millionaire: The Lemonade Escapade has been adapted into a play through the Berkshire Theatre Group in Western Massachusetts.
Ty had the pleasure of speaking to over 500 students and 100+ educators at Frederick Harris Elementary School in Springfield, MA during Family Literacy Day. After school there was an open house where he gave a keynote to the parents about the importance of reading in the home.
Ty has been presented with Berkshire County’s Top 25 Most Dedicated, Most Creative and Most Influential award by Berkshire Magazine.
Ty brought his passion and energy to the students of Arthur T. Talmadge Elementary School on Wednesday, March 23rd. Each 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade student received a copy of his book Danny Dollar Millionaire Extraordinaire and then they ended the day with a pizza party!
In December of 2014, Ty collaborated with The United Way of the Greater Capital Region to promote literacy to over 400 preschool students through a program titled ONE BOOK. The “one book” that was used was Ty’s picture book “When I Close My Eyes.” The above story provides an example of the impact promoting literacy can […]