• John O’Rourke

    Editor, BU Today

    John O'Rourke

    John O’Rourke began his career as a reporter at The MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour. He has worked as a producer at World Monitor, a coproduction of the Christian Science Monitor and the Discovery Channel, and NBC News, where he was a producer for several shows, including Now with Tom Brokaw and Katie CouricNBC Nightly News, and The Today Show. John has won many awards, including four Emmys, a George Foster Peabody Award, and five Edward R. Murrow Awards. Profile

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There are 8 comments on A Fictional Superhero Inspired by a Real-Life Four-Year-Old

  1. My girls and I are actually familiar with this book. Great job. In BU Wheelock, Prof Laura Jimenez, Prof Christina Dobbs and other faculty, staff and students often talk about the important role of children’s literature reflect the diversity of our society.

    1. Thank you SO much! That’s so wonderful to hear. It is incredibly important for children’s literature to reflect the diversity of our society and I appreciate your support.

  2. My church donates books to a Community Center in Roxbury each year at Christmas. I was struck this year by the lack of character diversity on the teacher’s list, since the children at the center are quite a diverse range. Your book is definitely going to them as soon as possible.

    1. Thank you, Linda! Thank you for noticing the lack of diversity in the donated books and doing something about it. I am incredibly grateful for your support.

  3. Congratulations, Raakhee! So happy you are a CGS alum. I teach at CGS and wrote a book for children who have incarcerated parents. Fiction matters. Thanks for your contribution.

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