Green writes sports-themed young adult novels. During this talk, he emphasized the importance of how reading can help students academically, calling reading “weight-lifting for the brain.” “Educators across the country know kids who read perform better in every academic subject. Not just English and social studies, but also science and math. It also builds compassion and character,” Green said. Green has also written suspense novels for adults before writing children’s books. To watch a video of the event, click here.
–By Fox Illinois News Team