Ex-Waubonsie Valley Football Star Herschel Dixon Tackles Reading with Upcoming Visit to Naperville
A.J. AND THE TALENT SHOW was released In February 2015, and since that time Dixon has hit the road sharing the importance of reading---and his next stop is Napperville, IL!
"I can't believe this day is really here," says Dixon, 36. "I have been sharing the power of books with my daughters over the years, and now I can share with the world my own book."
Dixon is a part of the literacy project called The Reading Den. In the book A.J. AND THE TALENT SHOW readers are introduced to A.J.: he's a new kid at school that just wants to be liked, but teasing by his classmates make that almost impossible. The only friend he can turn to is books, and when it is announced that the school is having a talent show, A.J. sees a way to share that reading is one of the coolest things to do.
"A.J. AND THE TALENT SHOW is about being yourself and not being afraid to show the world what you're made of," says Dixon, who grew up in the Naperville/Aurora area of IL and made a name for himself playing football and running track while at Waubonsie Valley High School. He graduated in 1997. "All children are different. A.J. shows that whatever you like to do should be celebrated and enjoyed."
The following is Dixon's confirmed schedule:
* Wed. April 22, 2015 ~ Kingsley Elementary (Naperville, IL)
* Thurs. April 23, 2015 ~ River Woods Elementary (Naperville, IL)
* Fri. April 24, 2015 ~ Homestead Elementary (Oswego, IL)
During the tour Dixon is offering 10% towards the schools that participate in his pre-ordering program.
For more information about joining the tour or to contact Herschel Dixon about his commitment to encouraging reading, email him at herschel.dixoncmg@