Pic of the Week: Octavia Spencer

 

Photo by Amanda Reynolds

Photo by Amanda ReynolAward-winning actress Octavia Spencer visited the Young Readers Center earlier this week to discuss her children’s book, “Randi Rhodes, Ninja Detective: The Case of the Time-Capsule Bandit,” with students from Roots Public Charter and Orr Elementary in the District of Columbia, and Oak View Elementary School in Fairfax, Va.

Schools were from at-risk communities, and Spencer shared her own personal story growing up with dyslexia in a very small town in Alabama. The actress won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Minny in the 2011 film “The Help.”

“Randi Rhodes, Ninja Detective: The Case of the Time-Capsule Bandit” is the first in a series, with the second forthcoming next summer.

2 Comments

  1. Frances Ruth Harrtis
    June 19, 2014 at 9:56 am

    So fresh and inviting!

  2. carol Ray
    June 20, 2014 at 11:58 pm

    Is this becasue this lady is also black that she gets all this attention?
    My son is dislexic and when in the 2nd grad and could not understand his lessons he would just get up and come home. Then the school had his brother who is so smart they had to skip him 3 grades to keep up with his knowledge, had to teach his brother to read becasue the school was not equipped to do so. This was LA schools ! ! ! ! This school was not is an at risk enviroment but still did not know how or have the resources to comply with their teaching requirements. This is not new ! ! ! !

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