Part 1: Denise O’Neal, lifelong learner, and her son, Brendan, talk about their battles in our education system, and their journey to literacy. Denise never dreamed that, after all of her challenges, her son would experience what she experienced. Here’s their incredible, still unfolding story.

Part 2: We also welcome Walter Ritter, co-founder, Write Out Loud…an organization that brings literature to life and that engages children in storytelling experiences by using an old Japanese prop knows as kamishibai, which translates into “paper play”. Write Out Loud also presents TwainFest in San Diego, and contributes other opportunities that entertain people of all ages with diverse literature.

1 Denise O'Neal, lifelong learner, and her son, Brandon
2 rite Out Loud, with Walter Ritter, co-founder