5. A Conversation with Rachel Ruiz
Children's books have a way of planting seeds in young people's minds about the world they live in and how they should interact with it. Still to this day, I can remember my favorite book as a child and the joy I had every time I read it, or my parents read it to me. In this week's episode, I sit down with Children's Book Author Rachel Ruiz and discuss her book When Penny Met POTUS. A book about curiosity, and dreaming. Inspired by her daughter Macy and her former boss, POTUS (44). Check it out, and check out the book, you won't be disappointed.
Author chat w/Rachel Ruiz
An in-depth conversation with children's book author Rachel Ruiz about her experiences doing "Work for Hire". Rachel is the author of eight children's book, including her debut picture book, When Penny Met Potus (Capstone Young Readers, 2016). She was inspired to write her first book after working as a video producer for Barack Obama on his re-election campaign in 2012, and her then 3 year old daughter's inquiring questions about POTUS. For more information, or to inquire about author visits, log on to: www.rachelruizbooks.com
Storytime: When Penny Met POTUS
Author, Rachel Ruiz, and her daughter read When Penny Met POTUS. About When Penny Met POTUS Penny's mom works at a big white house for a boss named POTUS. POTUS? Just who - or what - is a POTUS? Penny's imagination runs wild with possibilities! When she gets to spend a day at the office with her mom, she sets out on a mission to discover exactly who POTUS is. Will he, she, or it – live up to Penny’s expectations? When Penny Met POTUS is a unique and clever picture book about the power of imagination and dreaming big. About Rachel Ruiz Rachel is the author of eight children’s books, including her debut picture book, When Penny Met POTUS, which she was inspired to write after working as a video producer for Barack Obama’s re-election campaign in 2012 -- and her young daughter’s curiosity about the name “POTUS.” Rachel also has written two non-fiction picture books, When Hillary Rodham Clinton Played Ice Hockey and When Rosa Parks Went Fishing, and the Superhero Harry chapter book series for Capstone. Her first graphic novel, Martin Luther King Jr.: A Graphic History of America’s Great Civil Rights Leader (Great Lives) was released in June 2019. For more information about Rachel’s books, visit www.rachelruizbooks.com/ or find her on Instagram at @rachelruizbooks. Rachel is the co-owner of Storyteller Chicago. For more information, log on to www.storytellerchicago.com