NEW YORK, NY ––On Tues, May 20, 7 pm, Barnes & Noble Booksellers (2289 Broadway, New York, NY 10024) will host the launch of My Father’s Day Gift by National Education Expert David Andrews in conjunction with a book fair to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of New York City.
Download special BBBS of NYC coupon to make purchases both instore and online: http://www.bigsnyc.org/pdfs/BBBSNYCBookfair2014.pdf
David Andrews is one of the nation’s foremost experts on mentoring and the impact of adults on the emerging lives of children. Written in memory of his own father, My Father’s Day Gift is a fictionalized memoir that pays tribute to fathers, and the important, yet often ignored influence of male role models in shaping the character of a man. Filled with transformational vignettes, based on the author’s life, the book also highlights the vital impact of mentors and suggests that their influences are not derived from lengthy conversations or direct instruction, but the distinct and impressionable moments in everyday interactions that matter.
The book also includes a short list of the top ten ways to acknowledge the meaningful mentors in your life as well as comprehensive resources on fathering and mentoring.
About Dr. David Andrews:
Dr. David Andrews is the dean of Johns Hopkins University of Education (ranked the #1 Graduate School of Education in the country by US News and World Report) and a professor at three major research universities. He has written extensively about the role of adults in parenting and educating children and has been recognized with numerous awards for his work. For more information, visit www.myfathersdaygift.com.
About Big Brothers Big Sisters of New York City:
Big Brothers Big Sisters of NYC (BBBS of NYC), the nation’s first and NYC’s largest youth mentoring organization, has served the changing needs of New York City’s most at-risk youth since 1904. Since 1992 BBBS of NYC has worked through its Center for Training and Professional Development to equip non-profit professionals throughout New York City to develop and enhance their own mentoring and youth-development programs and organizations. To learn more, become a mentor and/or offer support, please visit www.bigsnyc.org.