When he decided to make a living drawing comic books, Gene Luen Yang faced not only the long odds that come with any such dream, but also an obstacle.
While 2017 has been challenging for the South Dakota Humanities Council, things took a turn for the better with two major victories in a matter of ten days.
Rapid City Elementary student Savannah met celebrated children’s author Jennifer Richard Jacobson in 2016. She was excited when the author visited her school – to say the least.
ANDY SHANE DIDN’T like school to begin with, but the class know-it-all, Dolores Starbuckle, made his day even worse by tattling on him. Twice! Before lunch! Such was the beginning of their beautiful friendship.
Barry Louis Polisar began writing and singing for children in 1975, but many know him from his song, “All I Want is You."
With the 2016 Young Readers One Book South Dakota program, more than 5,000 copies of a special edition are in the hands of elementary students starting in spring.
The sole meaning in life is to serve humanity.
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