Dartavius is a student at Dunbar High School. His dream is to become an actor. Critics have called him a beautifully talented illustrator. He was a sophomore when he wrote his first children's book, Drip Drip: The Story of the Angry Sherbet, which he has read too many times. He is also the author of Madison, Sit Down!
BOOKS BY DARTAVIUS
by Makiya, Mikala, and Dartavius of Reach Incorporated
Madison is a first-grader who can’t sit still. She wants to make her teacher like her, but she also wants to jump and scream and play tag with her imaginary best friend, Alex. When Madison accidentally lets her class pet bunny out of its cage during recess, she will have to get creative and form unlikely friendships - and not just imaginary ones - if she wants to prove to her class that a hyperactive little girl can still be responsible.
by Dache, Marques, Ericka, and Dartavius of Reach Incorporated
Sherbert is a little sherbet with big problems: he has serious anger management issues, and whenever he gets mad he starts to melt. His friends are getting tired of dealing with his tantrums, and the other treats in the candy shop are worried that his melting will attract unwanted attention from the store’s owner. When Sherbert’s best friend leaves him to fend for himself, he will have to learn how to deal with his anger issues on his own – before he melts away!
Interview with Dartavius about his experience writing children's books
The teen tutors of Reach Incorporated noticed that few children's books reflected their reality. They decided to do something about that: they wrote their own. Now these teens have written eight original books, and are diversifying children's literature, one smart-fun-real-brave-bold story at a time. Learn more.