admin on May 25th, 2011

I am eager to let you all know about an upcoming shoot we have for THE STORYBOOK PROJECT. We will interview Lesley Mandel Morrow, the highly respected literacy expert and educator, to contextualize the role of Bedtime Stories and family reading in developing literacy in young children. If you are not familiar with her work, you can view her long and incredibly impressive list of publications, awards, and accolades here. We are very honored that Lesley has agreed to participate in our documentary and know that her insights will greatly benefit the project. Many thanks to Dr. Laura Jones, our Education Consultant, who helped make this connection.

What would you ask Lesley Mandel Morrow if you had the opportunity?

admin on January 17th, 2011

Happy New Year!

We are diligently working away on the THE STORYBOOK PROJECT in these parts. While you are waiting to see it, we can offer some fantastic still images taken by our talented photographer, Julie Gelfand, during some of our shoots at Ontario County Jail. There is a great deal more to unfold for the documentary during 2011, so think of this as just the start!

See the photos here:

Happy reading.

admin on November 8th, 2010

So, one of the questions I am asking the incarcerated parents during the interview is:

“What book or author have you enjoyed reading most since you’ve been incarcerated?”

The overwhelming answer is James Patterson. If I didn’t know better I would think he was paying these people off to give his name. Mind you, I have never read any of his books. Although, I am eager to now, seeing this loyalty to his work.

If you were locked away, what author would you seek out?

Linda Moroney