Sean attended Eastern Senior High School in Washington, DC when he authored his books. His hobbies include spending time with friends and family. playing sports, and eating. As a tutor with Reach, he liked when kids were happy about learning new words or when they improved reading because of his help. While working with Shootback, he enjoyed taking pictures around DC and learning things about his city. His future plans are to major in engineering, find a good career that he likes, and travel.
BOOKS BY SEAN
by Marc, Sasha, Angelo, and Sean of Reach Incorporated
Teen authors Marc, Sasha, Angelo, and Sean understand one of the most important aspects of childhood: play. But what if play is taken away? In The Airplane Effect, we meet a young boy who struggles with the effects of cancer and dreams of having fun. Frustrated, he throws a paper airplane out the window. What happens next? You'll have to read to find out.
by the teen authors of Reach Incorporated
Washington DC teens take the reader on an exciting alphabet tour of their city using both photographs and words. It's DC like you've never seen it before. D is for Duke Ellington, G is for Go-Go, P is for the Potomac River, and Q is for Quadrants. The reader will learn the alphabet while learning about the city through the eyes of kids just like them! Made in collaboration with Shootback, an organization that empowers young people to tell their own stories through photography and writing.
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.
We love that this book paint such a rich portrait of DC culture from the eyes of its residents. The photos are great. I especially like that I can show my daughter some of the photos, and visit those places with her.
A to Z: The Real D.C. is an alphabetical compilation of D.C. essentials, portrayed through both pictures and words. From cliches like the national mall and Smithsonian to deeper cuts such as Kenilworth Gardens or cultural staples like Go-Go music, A to Z: The Real D.C. presents readers with a balance of state and culture, showcasing all that D.C. has to offer and leaving nothing untouched.
After reading this book to my 20-month-old daughter last night, she looked at me and said "read it again!" An excellent pictorial representation of DC from A to Z, educational, fun, and kid approved. Great work Reach tutors/authors!
--Scott, amazon reviewer
I've read many A to Z picture books in my days, but what makes this one special is not only its photographs of D.C. landmarks, but also the creativity of the photographs. My favorite is "F" is for Frederick Douglas. Not only do the pages show pictures of the Frederick Douglas Historic Site, but a photo of what I presume is one of the book's authors "shaking hands" with the statue of Frederick Douglas. It's these sorts of shots that delight children and adults alike. The book's illustrations and verses also call out for the reader to discover D.C. destinations that have yet to be explored and to start planning on re-visiting more familiar ones. On some of the pages I can almost taste the food, hear the sounds of traffic, and smell the scents of animals and plants. The fact that this book was created by D.C. teens is just icing on the cake.
--Bookfan, amazon reviewer
The Airplane Affect is an emotional book written by Marc, Sasha, Angela, and Sean, all young upcoming authors. It is an inspiring book about a young boy who is fighting leukemia in a drab hospital. He misses the outside world and just being a kid. Vincent writes his problems down on a piece of paper which he throws through the window as a paper airplane. A girl finds the plane and is inspired to help him. This book made us think about people who don't have it all and how we should be thankful that we are not stuck in a dull hospital. The book was very well written. Reach Inc. is a remarkable organization that is moving kids to write these books that inspire others. The storyline grasps both people that have experienced a severe illness and others who have not. This was an amazing book worth reading no matter what age you are.
--Dallas, amazon reviewer