Meet Julie K. Rubini – an author, Claire’s Day Founder, Literacy Advocate & Jefferson Award recipient
Happy and a blessed Friday everyone,
Our guest today is Julie K. Rubini. Julie is the author of Eye to Eye: Sports Journalist Christine Brennan, a book that invites young readers to learn more about this remarkable journalist and perhaps to nurture their own dreams of investigating and telling important stories.
In our exciting interview, Julie talks about her journey from the children’s book festival founder to children’s book author. We also learn about Claire’s Day, the children’s book festival Julie and her husband established in honor of their daughter, and her newest release. Claire’s Day, A Celebration of Life, Authors, Illustrators and Reading Excellence has grown from a one-day book festival to a week filled with literary events for thousands of family members.www.clairesday.org
As a native Ohioan, Julie feels honored to write about her great State and many real-life heroes! Tune in to learn all about her book!
About the Author
Julie K. Rubini is the founder of Claire’s Day, a children’s book festival in honor of her late daughter. She is the author of Hidden Ohio, Missing Millie Benson: The Secret Case of the Nancy Drew Ghostwriter and Journalist, and Virginia Hamilton: America’s Storyteller. But most of all, she cherishes her roles as wife to Brad and mother to daughter Kyle and son Ian.
Here are links to Julie’s websites:
Eye to Eye: Sports Journalist Christine Brennan
Christine Brennan, the USA Today sports columnist, author, and commentator, uses her voice to advocate for diversity and equality in the world of sports, and her wisdom to encourage future journalists. Her passion for sports was sparked by her dad, who encouraged her to participate in athletics and, as he said, “smell the game”—go watch baseball and football games together.
As a child, Christine wrote daily entries in her diary and listened to play-by-play coverage on her radio. She pursued this love of words through journalism school and applied her passion for sports by reporting on them for various newspapers. Since then, she has portrayed the setbacks and triumphs of athletes, all the while fighting her own battles for success—and respect—as a female journalist.
From knocking down barriers in NFL locker rooms to covering every Olympics since 1984 to being the go-to commentator whenever scandal occurs in the sports world, Christine Brennan has done it all. Eye to Eye invites young readers to learn more about this remarkable journalist and perhaps to nurture their own dreams of investigating and telling important stories.
Click the Amazon link below for book samples, reviews and to purchase!
In this episode, You’ll find out
- Introduction to Julie K. Rubini, an author, Claire’s Day Founder, Literacy Advocate & Jefferson Award recipient
- Julie’s brand new children’s book Eye to Eye: Sports Journalist Christine Brennan
- What inspired Julie to write this book?
- Her journey from the children’s book festival founder to children’s book author.
- Some of the topic points for families after reading the book.
- What projects are Julie working on now & some of the interesting things her website and book has to offer!
A big thank you to Julie Rubini for joining us and for sharing her book & passion with us!
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